DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005

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Starring Patrick Dempsey, Barbara Carrera, Carrie Fisher, Robert Ginty, Kate Jackson, Dylan Walsh, Bernie Coulson, Robert Picardo, Elizabeth Daily
Written By: Robin Schiff
Directed By: Joan Micklin Silver
Studio: Columbia/ Tri-Star
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Loverboy is a classic 80’s or late 80’s movie that I used to watch all the time when it was on TV. I was glad to see it make it’s way onto DVD so I can watch it when I please. This is another movie I quote or reference to when hanging out with friends. Pretty much every time I order a pizza, I jokingly say with extra anchovies.

Loverboy is about Randy Bodek, who pretty much threw his life away at college with his other punk friends, by drinking beer and partying all day and night and not going to class. Randy managed to scoop up a very hot girlfriend, Jenny, but they sort of break up at the end of the semester since Randy won’t grow up, and won’t mention her to his parents. Randy is forced to work at some crappy pizza place for the summer and try to make money to go back to college since his Parents aren’t paying for it anymore. Randy is still in love with Jenny and wants her back, but he kind of gets sidestepped a little when he meets an attractive older lady who buys pizza from him, but wants a little more sauce on the pizza if you know what I mean. After Alex leaves, the lady that teaches him to be a gentleman, she tells her lady friends about Randy, and he becomes a Pizza Pimp Daddy Legend basically. Some girls he gets freaky freaky with, others just want to talk, or dance and just feel special. Randy does all this and get enough money to go back to college, but will Jenny come back to him?

The film is kind of a late 80’s movie, but has a lot of elements from earlier 80’s movies. Patrick Dempsey played Randy perfectly, he’s funny, and goofy and his persona just fits. There’s a lot of well known actresses in the movie that are pretty hot like Carrie Fisher, Barbara Carrera, Kirstie Alley, and Elizabeth Daily. The one thing I didn’t get was why didn’t Randy just come out and say to his parents he was living with a girl and not have to go through all this trouble with Jenny hating him? But then again, there would be no movie. And if I was Jenny, I wouldn’t take him back if he screwed around with a bunch of older women. But no, he didn’t sleep with them all, so that makes it okay haha. But in defense of Randy, he was thinking about her the whole time. Guys wouldn’t get away with that shit in the real world. I’m sure after this movie got released, every pizza boy was hoping for this fantasy to come true. I’m sure it has happened to some people. My brother was a pizza boy for awhile and was always waiting for this moment, of course it never came true haha. I was cracking up at the scenes where his Dad thinks he’s gay, and all the things happening in that scene just proves his point further, if you look at it from his point of view. I also like when the husbands find out that their wives are cheating on them, and then trying to find Randy. At first, each one thinks the other husband is screwing their wife, but it all goes back to Randy and Senor’s Pizza. I wonder if the Cops found out about this, they’d probably shut down the pizza place for prostituting. That wouldn’t be any fun now would it?

Fans of 80’s movies will want to owe this one on DVD because it ‘s one of the last great 80’s movies of that decade. Patrick Dempsey was great as Randy and there’s Carrie Fisher, sadly without the slave bikini on. Extra anchovies not included with the DVD.


ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo CC

Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)


Favorite Scenes: Dancing with Kirstie Alley, and all the scenes involving the MILFs; Randy’s Father thinking his son was gay, Tony going after Randy’s mom.
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 99 minutes
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