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Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

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A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool.

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Julien Temple
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geena Davis ... Valerie
Jeff Goldblum ... Mac
Jim Carrey ... Wiploc
Damon Wayans ... Zeebo
Julie Brown ... Candy Pink
Michael McKean ... Woody
Charles Rocket ... Ted
Larry Linville ... Dr. Bob
Rick Overton ... Dr. Rick
Diane Stilwell Diane Stilwell ... Robin
Juney Ellis Juney Ellis ... Mrs. Merkin (as June C. Ellis)
Felix Montano ... Ramon
Rick Hurst ... Joe the Cop (as Richard Hurst)
Leslie Morris Leslie Morris ... Mike the Cop
Lisa Fuller Lisa Fuller ... Kikki
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Storyline

Three furry (and funny) aliens travel around the universe in a spaceship and receive a broadcast showing human females. They are fascinated by these shapely creatures and discover that the broadcast came from Southern California on Earth. Meanwhile, Valley girl Valerie Gail feels her cold fiancé Dr. Ted Gallagher is slipping away and decides to seduce him. Instead, she catches him cheating on her with a nurse, throws him out, smashes his things and refuses to see him again. The aliens' spaceship crash lands in Valerie's swimming pool - putting a decided damper on her future wedding plans in Las Vegas. She brings them into her home; and the aliens prove to be quick learners and absorb American popular culture and language through television. Written by Mark Harding <mah@imdb.com>

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Eight out of ten aliens agree...Earth Girls Are Easy See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hay un marciano en mi vida See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$892,742, 14 May 1989

Gross USA:

$3,916,303

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,916,303
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nearly 27 years since the release of the film, singer Britney Spears and rapper Iggy Azalea put out a song named "Pretty Girls" basing the concept of the video in the movie and its main star Geena Davis. See more »

Goofs

When Valerie, Candy and the aliens stop at the club, there is bag of fast-food on the dashboard that wasn't there before. (A deleted scene explains it. In it, Mac extends his arm by feet to pick up the bag; Val asks if he can do that with any part of his body.) See more »

Quotes

Valerie: I didn't want you to think Earth girls were easy.
Mac: What is "easy"?
Valerie: [kissing him] This is "easy".
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Alternate Versions

On all DVD versions the Vestron Pictures title, logo and credit have been removed and just start off the film with "A Kestrel Films Production" then continues on with the opening. See more »


Soundtracks

Love Train
Written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
Produced by Nile Rodgers
Performed by Daryl Hall and John Oates
Courtesy of Arista Records
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Highly recommended ...
22 November 2011 | by cafmSee all my reviews

I didn't think much of this film when I first saw it but since then I have watched it a number of times and, in the words of Beetlejuice, "it keeps getting funnier every single time!" I work at a busy video store and I'll often put this film on when I'm working Saturday night. It's always popular with customers who enjoy watching it as they browse, comment on how young Jim Carrey looks, and ask "What on earth is this?" as they get to the checkout counter. That's because its such a great looking film. The vibrant color palette with its bright primaries and 80s rehash of 1950s aesthetics is inspired production design. The film really has aged incredibly well and looks better today than when it was first released. Were it released today it could easily take its place beside any of the recent musical comedies that have come out in the last ten years.


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