Fast Times at Ridgemont High, directed by Amy Heckering, is simply a modern cult classic. First-time screenwriter Cameron Crowe, went undercover as a high school student and came back with the straight dope on sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, while capturing some of the most memorable screen characters ever. They're all here, from Stacy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Linda's (Pheobe Cates) sexual misadventures to go-getter Brad's (Judge Reinhold) quick career in the world of fast food to the unforgettable Spicoli (Sean Penn) as the ultimate surfer dude. Add appearances by Nicolas Cage. Anthony Edwards, Forest Whitaker and Ray Walston and you have an unbeatable cast. With all this talent behind it, no wonder Fast Times at Ridgemont High is as honest, fresh and funny as it was a generation ago.
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High review by Chris Barnes
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This is one of the funniest films i've ever seen, the orginal american pie which includes many faces which can be seen today in A grade movies "Sean Penn" to name one. This is a film which is well worth seeing.
Predictable and cheesy
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High review by OB
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If you are after a predictable and cheesy American High School film, this is for you. It lacks any substance and the poor acting is at times cringeworthy- very 80's. I think there are much better and funnier films out there.