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Old 08-23-2007, 04:20 PM   #61
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Yeah, I agree. Just because I wasn't living the life of trying to get laid and get drunk every night in high school doesn't mean other teens weren't.
But, the fact that the movie was portrayed as EVERYONE was doing this in their high school years (during the 80's)
That's what I find as a 'highly-exaggerated' plot for this movie. That is how the completely 'unrealistic' part comes into play. Simply because NOT EVERY single solitary person WAS attempting to be so-ooo (let's say) popular. Most, and I mean most, were setting a positive example.


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I couldn't relate to the goal of sex and partying, and I found myself annoyed by the characters instead of finding them funny. But ANYWAY. Back to Fast Times ...)
Exactly ... you just 'hit the nail on the head' with Fast Times.

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And how was the abortion plotline unrealistic? Did girls not need abortions in the 80s?
Well, if some did need to 'go that route' ... it was never discussed or made public. In fact, usually it was those few who would abandon schooling where ever they were to avoid further embarrassment.
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I don't know.

I own this on DVD and have seen it a few times and missed the part where they say "This is a film that represents the lives of every single teenager alive today". I mean, when I watch Goodfellas am I supposed to think that Scorcese is telling me that everyone alive then was a wise guy.

It was a comedy.

Focused on selected teenaged life in Southern California.

Where I lived. And where people I know either related to some of the characters, or, knew people like the characters.

Teenagers looking to get laid??? Teenagers getting wasted??? What???????? Hell, I knew people like this and I grew up in the Bronx. In the 80's.

It's a comedy.
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Teenagers looking to get laid??? Teenagers getting wasted??? What???????? Hell, I knew people like this and I grew up in the Bronx. In the 80's.
And it's still like this in high school today... in Central Florida.
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And it's still like this in high school today... in Central Florida.
Exactly. That movie depicted what goes on, more so in today's society.
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Exactly. That movie depicted what goes on, more so in today's society.
What? This completely contradicts your argument.

Unless time travel was invented in 1982.
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I don't know.

I own this on DVD and have seen it a few times and missed the part where they say "This is a film that represents the lives of every single teenager alive today". I mean, when I watch Goodfellas am I supposed to think that Scorcese is telling me that everyone alive then was a wise guy.

It was a comedy.

Focused on selected teenaged life in Southern California.

Where I lived. And where people I know either related to some of the characters, or, knew people like the characters.

Teenagers looking to get laid??? Teenagers getting wasted??? What???????? Hell, I knew people like this and I grew up in the Bronx. In the 80's.

It's a comedy.

It may have happened SOMEWHAT in the 80's ... but it was NOT 'common knowledge' to EXPECT those situations to 'constantly' be happening back then. That is my point as to WHY that movie was unrealistic for that particular era. Every time you saw a scene during Fast Times ... it was oriented about 'having a good time' or 'partying and getting stoned' !! It made an assumption that 'this is how things are happening on a constant basis to those high schooler's during this time in their lives'. If there was even one actor/actress in that movie that was NOT obsessed with 'getting down' or feeling the need to 'waste themselves' into oblivion ... then I might have felt differently about that movie. But they all portrayed the same scenario ... and rather badly. And as for the Bronx ... let's just say that it's never been considered a non problematic city. It's almost like comparing parts of Downtown Chicago or even areas in LA. Now, if you would have said ... Madison, WI or Louisville, KY ... then I would have been surprised.
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It's part of teenage life, moreso now than before. I'm of the age of the characters in the movie, and while I'm not personally like them, I know people who have characteristics similar to at least one character.

Louisville and Madison don't have people 14-18 in their cities? Insane.
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What? This completely contradicts your argument.

Unless time travel was invented in 1982.
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Yes indeed, another 'venture' in this movie that was NOT realistic for the 80's generation. You could say that this should have been a 90's made movie. Then I would consider it more realistic to the changing times of society.
And exactly what part of my previous post above ... did you NOT understand.

The last time I checked "changing times of society" meant that past or current times, as those are what change, in general.
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I read what you said, but it doesn't make any sense to me.

A movie based on somewhat true stories (by Cameron Crowe on a report for Rolling Stone, but that's besides the point) isn't relevant in the early '80s at all?

I can see that aspects are still relevant after 25 years, that's part of my point. Whatever, I'm done with this discussion.

It's sad that Sean Penn won't be in Fast Times at Ridgemont High 2: Electric Boogaloo.
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I'm just pissed that the lucky bastard is married to Robin Wright.
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I never said it was NOT relevant in the 80's ... I did say this.
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It may have happened SOMEWHAT in the 80's ... but it was NOT 'common knowledge' to EXPECT those situations to 'constantly' be happening back then.
But, it is time to move on with this discussion ... yes, I can agree with that.
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I must've missed the capitalizations and exclamation points, my mistake.



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Me too.

But when he's trying to set his message machine up and goes "HIIII THIS IS A SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!" there's absolutely no way I can't laugh.

It's become a comic staple amongst me and my friends.
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