This isn't your typical teen sex comedy from the 80s. Risky Business is voiced by Patton Oswalt. After a fiery night Joel turns out to lack enough money to pay for the service, which soon leads to the situation to spiral out of control... People, regardless of positive or negative reviews, take this movie too seriously. | Rating: 4/5 Unlike so many of his contemporaries from the Eighties, he's proved to have staying power and will no doubt continue to do so. Risky Business (1983) Parents Guide Add to guide . It's funny because it deals with subjects that are so touchy, so fraught with emotional pain, that unless we laugh there's hardly any way we can deal with them -- especially if we are now, or ever were, a. And, I instantly put on my sunglasses and, quoted the movie my favorite line. This is all kicked off when one of. | Rotten (4). What ensues is a week of debauchery, chaos, college interviews, and studying. Well to do family all shook up by low class intruders of various kinds. By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. What a capitalist. Also, the acting in this film, as well as Fast Times, is light years away from Porky's and all films like it and it will always be a classic parable. Coming Soon, Regal Films like Class and Porky's were all about seeing scores of horny teens in the most raunchy escapades possible. Definitely worth a watch. With Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur. We rank every movie of Tom Cruise's career by Metascore. | Rating: 2/4 Cinemark "Risky Business" has great acting from "Tom Cruise" and "Rebecca De Mornay". I really liked the scene where people are arriving in the house while "Mannish Boy" is playing (the movie was actually released the year that Muddy Waters died). That's the setup. Extremely boring and felt pointless the whole way through. Sometimes you just gotta say "what the heck.". It was number 51 on The 100 Greatest Sexy Moments for Joel's first night with Lana. For doing something great? Time of your life, huh kid? | Paul Brickman, who wrote and directed, has an ear so good that he knows what to leave out. |, October 23, 2004 Work only for money? I loved it when I first saw it as a young adult (25) and I still think it is one of the best teen movies ever made. My stepdad and I were talking about it the other day. The plot is great but not the most exciting. Risky Business is a different and much better film than the conventional 'teenager' film, simply because it's smarter than them. Smart, stylish, and cynical about the values of its time, this movie aspires to be The Graduate for its generation and it comes pretty close. | Rating: 2/5 Tom Cruise is playing a young man who isn't sure about himself and he is trying to find his place in this big world. For writer/director Paul Brickman, this was a case of being in the right place at the right time and, perhaps most importantly, getting the right leading man in place. No guilt, no doubts, no fear. A capitalist wet dream; one that we have long since woken up from screaming. Fun, sexy, smart and the start of Tom Cruise's rise to stardom. He wasn't wrong about picking that one out. It talks also about social differences and how the life is hard for those who don't have a good family, just like in the case of De Mornay's characters, which escaped from home. In any event, my daughter and her friend were watching "The Girl Next Door" and I spent the whole movie thinking that this was very derivative and my daughter and her friend had never even heard of "Risky Business," so we watched it. It is very clever at times and has a strong character in Joel, played by a young, energetic Tom Cruise. "Risky Business" is a great drama film of 1983. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. The show was cast perfectly and the music adds to spice the movie up. 75% of that popularity image has Tom Cruise dancing to the beat of "Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, a scene which barely represents the entire dark atmosphere of this teen drama. |, April 10, 2016 Joel does find her again, and she agrees to give the egg back, as long as she can stay with him, and get away from pimp Guido (Joe Pantoliano). External Reviews Risky Business and All The Right Moves are the two films that launched Tom Cruise's career as brat pack film star. When this film was released, it was during the time of the "teen sex comedy" craze. Starring in the role that made him a household name, Tom Cruise leads this classic 80s film that ended up being a lot darker and profound than I expected. This is the movie that is arguably ranked as Tom Cruise's best. "Risky Business" has great acting from "Tom Cruise" and "Rebecca De Mornay". This is all kicked off when one of his friends jokingly calls a prostitute and, after a black transvestite shows up and recommends somebody more Joel's speed, he is introduced to young prostitute Lana (Rebecca De Mornay). I bet that the first thing that pops into your head when you think of Risky Business is that classic scene where Tom Cruise dances in his underwear to Old Time Rock and Roll, but obviously this coming-of-age story is much more than that. We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future. Copyright © Fandango. I honestly thought when I watched risky business that it was funny. Tom's sexy underwear dance to "Old Time Rock and Roll" has become Hollywood folklore. I have to admit that before I saw this film, I only knew two things about it: I bought this little DVD a while ago. After being hyped up by his friend Miles (Curtis Armstrong), Joel decides to invite an exclusive call-girl Lana (Rebecca De Mornay). I am legitimately pissed off that I just saw this movie because it's way better than what I thought it was going to be. Writer/director Paul Brickman has honed a sharp satire on American go-getting here. In a rich Chicago suburban neighbourhood Joel Goodson (Tom Cruise) strives to fulfil his parents' Princeton goal, enlisting into an entrepreneur competition in order to better his resume. Underrated (II): the importance of the exhilarating music for this movie, providing a perfect match - between dreamy Techno (Tangerine Dream) and "that old time rock 'n roll" (Seger, The Police, Phil Collins, Muddy Waters, Bruce Springsteen). Risky Business is an exception and the reason why it works so well, is because it tells a simple story that could really happen and would also be a lot of fun. I told him I loved the movies I had seen with Tom Cruise so far. The film holds a 92% "Certified Fresh" rating on the review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes based on 49 reviews, with the site's consensus stating; "Featuring one of Tom Cruise's best early performances, Risky Business is a sharp, funny examination of teen angst … Tom's impulsive late-night decision to ask Rebecca for a house call while his parents are out of town set in motion a whole lot of personal chaos, including his wrecking his father's Porsche and opting to fund its repair by letting Rebecca and her friends ply their trade among his friends in the neighborhood by opening the house up for a one-night hoe down. |, April 30, 2009 Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. Every now and then say, 'What the fuck'. There are too many reviews of Risky Business for mine to have any relevance as a movie review.