Screwballs

1983

Comedy

53
IMDb Rating 4.7 10 2,815

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Peter Keleghan as Rick McKay
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731.1 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
80 min
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1.33 GB
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English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
80 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jdollak 5 / 10 / 10

Almost exactly what you'd expect

After I finished watching this, I checked the description, and saw that it was described as being the "granddaddy of teen sex movies." It seems hard to describe it that way when it was released in 1983. There's a very minimal amount of plot to the movie. In fact, it seems strange for a movie that is so laser-focused on having a series of sex gags back to back. If I were back in 7th or 8th grade, I would absolutely love this movie. I would have found it hilarious, and probably pretty erotic. But as an adult, I didn't find it terribly funny. In fact, this is one of the strangest movies I've seen. Usually, in a teen sex movie, there's a serious plot of some sort. There will be a romance, there will be some sort of lesson learned. There will be someone struggling to pass a class... This one doesn't. This one is so singularly focused on just providing one titillating moment after another. There's only a single character who isn't fully sex-obsessed, and that's a teacher that has been bound in a wheelchair. Most of the other teachers are portrayed as being anti-sex, although later, they are shown to be just as obsessed as the core cast is. There are a few things that are memorable, but ultimately, the movie is an example of what happens when you pull all of the heart out of a movie. It narrows the audience that will enjoy it.

Reviewed by Hey_Sweden 9 / 10 / 10

If I'm a moron for enjoying this, then so be it.

"Screwballs" is one of the most priceless of 1980s sex comedies, a deliberately nutty, over the top farce set in the 1960s and intended to be styled like a comic book. True enough that it doesn't have very much of a story, and is mostly a series of outrageous sexy gags. But who in their right mind is going to *want* a story when it comes to this sort of thing? They get exactly what they want, and that's titillation writ large. To hell with subtlety, am I right? The actors are all very enthusiastic, and the movie does have a certain energy and charm that makes it impossible to resist. Basically, the set-up is that five disparate, incredibly horny guys - Rick (Peter Keleghan), Brent (Kent Deuters), Howie (Alan Deveau), Melvin (Jason Warren), and Tim (Jim Coburn) - meet in detention. They become obsessed with the reigning virgin / tease at their school, the aptly named Purity Busch (Linda Speciale), and make it their mission to either get with her, or at the very least, get an eyeful of her breasts. Co-written by Jim Wynorski and co-star Linda Shayne (who plays the easygoing Bootsie Goodhead), and directed with verve by Rafal Zielinski, "Screwballs" is pretty damn childish, but that's the point of this whole thing. Among the assorted escapades, the sleazy quintet run afoul of their uptight principal, Stuckoff (Donnie Bowes), play a game of strip bowling, create havoc at a drive-in (where the Roger Corman production "The Arena" (or, as it's titled in this movie, "The Wild Women of Wango") is playing on the screen, ogle a stripper (who's played by the great Raven De La Croix), and contrive some methods of leering at the private parts of the many attractive female cast members. There's just enough female flesh to satisfy, and the filmmakers do make sure that there's a proper payoff at the end - after which the end credits promptly start rolling. They do know how to send you away with a smile. Eight out of 10.

Reviewed by Rumples 9 / 10 / 10

Brilliant!

As a classy movie this one rates a 0 - but as a fun frolicking teenage sex romp it is unquestionably a 10! I would have to say that this is a classic of the genre and I must agree with the other comments that have been made here (and totally disagree with Leonard Maltin). If you like this type of raucous fluff and you're into a titty movie that isn't a full-on porno, this just might be what you're after. They definitely don't make them like this anymore, pity really, they were lots of fun and every boy's dream.

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