Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Heavenly Kid (1985)

Corny but fabulous 80s flicks are best to watch if you're feeling a bit stressed out because it is guaranteed that you will laugh while watching one. My current 80s teen flick pick is The Heavenly Kid. It's starts off in the 60s, but it looks like the 50s. If you're a fan of Rebel Without a Cause (1955), you'll be reminded of it at the beginning because the main character, Bobby, is involved in a Chickie Run. Sadly, Bobby ends up crashing to his death after he fails to open his door and escape. After his death, he finds out that he hasn't exactly made it to Heaven yet, but he still has a chance to if he can prove that he deserves Heaven by undertaking a difficult task of helping out a geeky teen who has low self-esteem.

Bobby ends up taking the task, but finds himself to become way more attached to the kid than he thought possible. At first, he thought the kid was too much of a "spazzola" to handle, but he realizes that he likes the kid anyway. The two embark on some crazy adventures together, but I won't go into that because I don't want to ruin the movie for you.

This film is like a mix between Teen Witch (1989) in its corniness and an 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' episode that isn't scary, but it has a great storyline (such as the 'Dream Girl' episode, check that out if you haven't yet, one of the best episodes they ever made and it's on YouTube). It is a funny movie, but it does have moments of sadness. It's mostly light-hearted though, so watch it if you're in the mood for a comedy or if you're stressed out and want to watch something ridiculous.


Anca said...

Nice review, I've never seen it but you've made me curious now :D

Kalli said...

Hi Anca, I hope that you check it out! Thanks for commenting.

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