First Glance: “Valley Girl”


First announced in 2016, set for release in 2018, pulled due to the Logan Paul controversies, rescheduled for a theatrical release in 2020, changed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Needless to say it has been a pretty bumpy ride for “Valley Girl”, the upcoming comedy-musical remake of the 1983 original (a movie best known as being Nicolas Cage’s first significant big screen role).

But now its almost here and the first trailer came out last week. The film stars the versatile and talented Jessica Rothe. You may remember her from her small roll in “La La Land”, but most probably know her best as the lead in the two “Happy Death Day” films. She seems to be the perfect fit for something like “Valley Girl”. She has some legit singing chops but also a good eye for comedy. In this film she plays a preppy girl who falls for a punk rocker in the heart of the 1980’s. The movie looks to be energetic, colorful, and (hopefully) fun.

“Valley Girl” is set to drop on VOD May 8th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

16 thoughts on “First Glance: “Valley Girl”

  1. Uh… I don’t know. I do like Jessica Rothe but I’m not sure about this. I don’t really think a remake of the film is necessary. Unless they include the song by Frank and Moon-Unit Zappa.

    • I know what you mean. But I really like Rothe so I’m going to give it a shot. Hopefully it delivers some good care-free fun. But I completely understand your hesitation.

  2. Seriously?? I had to google the Logan guy, that was bad enough. Watched the trailer and maybe it’s cos I’m old, but that was the biggest piece of poo I’ve seen in a long time. Are we back in the 80’s? More cringey than the cringiest thing in the cringeyverse. So no, I won’t be seeing this! 🤣

    • As a kid from the 80s I’m fine with going back for 90 minutes or so. This looks like a poor man’s “La La Land” (a film I really liked). If it taps into some of that, I’m good. Plus Jessica Rothe is a hoot.

    • I think I’m probably being too optimistic. I like what it COULD be even though I understand what it may end up being. Does that make sense?

    • I know, right? I’m guessing he was shot in a small part mainly due to his online notoriety, but once that crap he pulled blew up they postponed the movie.

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