Thursday, December 4, 2008

My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

With all the potential for disaster (Alien leader: "Earthmen will fall to their knees, betray their country and give way valuable real estate for a desirable woman."), I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this was no average rom/com. In fact, it's significantly superior to that other alien love-story classic, Earth Girls are Easy, that came out just one year closer to the ninny nineties. There are no tits, it's true (although there are some scintillating outlines), but we are instead graced with a plethora of tongue in cheek humor, including an interesting and anthropological interpretation of various daily activities, a few special effects, acid-trip electricity ("Hey, it's the Eighties!") and a crazy eyeball puppet, some seriously sexy and outrageous outfits, the first epic encounter between Alyson Hannigan and Seth Green, and all the nerdiness you can handle. And let's face it: the casting of Jon Lovitz was perfect, if only because only the presence of Lovitz could ever make Dan Aykroyd seem hot! All in all, I thought this movie was simply highlarious! There's even a sassy, big-haired cameo by none other than the lovely Juliette Lewis! You've got big heads in the sky, sex jokes galore, the most mesmerizing make-out scene in the history of cinema, and a generally all-round good time.

Final Judgment: "'Advance and conquer,' sexy alien females of the Kim Basinger influence, if only so the Aykroyds of the world can dream on, dream on/extra-hot, extra-hair and extra-terrestrially awesome!"

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