Earth Girls Are Easy review by Bobby Blakey
In 1988 singer and comedian Julie Brown stepped onto the big screen with the film she3 wrote that also featured her original music in Earth Girls Are Easy. The film stars Gina Davis, Jeff Goldlum, Michael McKean, Charles Rocket and then unknowns Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans. Now the cult hit is finally getting the Blu-ray treatment, but is it it one worth adding to your collection or should it have stayed out of this world?
Earth Girls Are Easy follows the misadventures of three furry aliens whose spaceship crash-lands into a pool owned by Valerie, a valley-girl manicurist. Befriended by Valerie and given human makeovers, the extraterrestrial trio embarks on a wild weekend filled with partying, police pursuits, and, yes, interplanetary love.
I remember discovering this film after the fact when Carrey and Wayans were already bigger stars and finding it both ridiculous and fun. While these are still true to the ridiculously silly film I have also realized upon revisiting it that I don’t think I ever watched the whole film. It was kind of nice diving into the silliness of it all with fresh eyes and as cheese as the film is, its pretty fun overall.
I did not realize it was a partial musical as well, which I am not a fan of, but Julie Brown’s songs are catchy and work perfectly for this film that was built around her music and humor. The songs offer up some fun sequences, but for me the joy was really seeing the fish out of water aspect of the aliens. All three of them are great, but it was Carrey and Wayans that were the most fun as they cut loose on all counts to bring the laughs.
This is a vintage 80s flick that bombed at the time it was released and has since found its cult following. Some of the bonus features show case some of the behind the scenes of what went down to get it made and it makes some of the short comings and elements that don’t work make sense to why it was done. It would have been interesting to see what Brown really envisioned for the film, but what is here is still pretty entertaining if you can buy into the silliness of it all.
Grab your copy of Earth Girls Are Easy available now on Blu-ray for the first time ever from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.