Valley Girl (2020)

Valley Girl (2020)

Valley Girl (2020)

Emmy winner Rachel Lee Goldenberg turns the 1983 rom-com into an '80s jukebox musical starring Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day) as the girl from a rich family in the valley who falls for a rugged young man (Josh Whitehouse, The Knight Before Christmas). Co-stars Golden Globe nominee Alicia Silverstone (Clueless).

2020102 minsUSA
ComedyMusicalRomance
84%
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Flicks

Flicks, Eliza Janssen

flicks

Mostly hits high notes, gleefully mimicking the glossy vibe of period musicals like Grease and Hairspray for an 80s-loving audience of Gen Z kids.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

A kitschy cover version of the early-’80s teen movie romance gets bogged down in nostalgia, losing the edge — of new music and Nicolas Cage’s performance — that made it a generational favorite.

IGN

IGN

press

If you're looking for a spirited diversion while holed up at home, Valley Girl is a great pick.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Valley Girl succeeds because it doesn't take itself too seriously, instead offering a fun return to the roller coaster peaks and valleys of first love while reminding us that the experience can change young lives without necessarily defining them.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

An affection for the original is certainly not a requirement for enjoying this new “Valley Girl,” which finds plenty of appeal in a classic love story template and a litany of ’80s hits to keep the energy up.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

The best thing about “Valley Girl” is Jessica Rothe... she amply demonstrates that if anyone out there has a good romantic comedy-musical project in the works, she would be absolutely ideal for it.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

This Valley Girl’s charms are blotted out by its noisy neon brightness. By the end, even a fan of the original may feel dread instead of glee at the rise of synth on the soundtrack, announcing yet another interminable musical number.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Nostalgia might be the movie's melody, but it sings sweetly in the key of irony.

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

Even though I can't recommend the musical reboot of the beloved 1983 teen romantic comedy "Valley Girl" because it's basically terrible, a part of me wants you to see it for the cheesy camp silliness of it all.

Flicks

Flicks, Eliza Janssen

flicks

Mostly hits high notes, gleefully mimicking the glossy vibe of period musicals like Grease and Hairspray for an 80s-loving audience of Gen Z kids.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

A kitschy cover version of the early-’80s teen movie romance gets bogged down in nostalgia, losing the edge — of new music and Nicolas Cage’s performance — that made it a generational favorite.

IGN

IGN

press

If you're looking for a spirited diversion while holed up at home, Valley Girl is a great pick.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Valley Girl succeeds because it doesn't take itself too seriously, instead offering a fun return to the roller coaster peaks and valleys of first love while reminding us that the experience can change young lives without necessarily defining them.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

An affection for the original is certainly not a requirement for enjoying this new “Valley Girl,” which finds plenty of appeal in a classic love story template and a litany of ’80s hits to keep the energy up.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

The best thing about “Valley Girl” is Jessica Rothe... she amply demonstrates that if anyone out there has a good romantic comedy-musical project in the works, she would be absolutely ideal for it.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

This Valley Girl’s charms are blotted out by its noisy neon brightness. By the end, even a fan of the original may feel dread instead of glee at the rise of synth on the soundtrack, announcing yet another interminable musical number.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Nostalgia might be the movie's melody, but it sings sweetly in the key of irony.

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

Even though I can't recommend the musical reboot of the beloved 1983 teen romantic comedy "Valley Girl" because it's basically terrible, a part of me wants you to see it for the cheesy camp silliness of it all.

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