Fast Times at Ridgemont High

   24 August 2005, evening time

Last time I was at HMV, I picked up the 80’s classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High. At first glance, the film looks to be some generic 80’s teen flick, but once you start watching it you realize it is much more. The film has a stellar cast. The film is probably most famous for the scene in which Phoebe Cates steps out of the pool wearing a red bikini. Jennifer Jason Leigh gives an amazing performance in the film, playing a 15 year old growing up a bit to fast. The film captures the idiocy of high school perfectly. Cameron Crowe, who wrote the screenplay, apparently went undercover in a high school to do research for a book that would become this movie. This is one of those films everyone should see.

Reviews of Fast Times at Ridgemont High at Rotten Tomatoes.



  1. Fast Times is definitely recommended. Though my fav was always Less Than Zero, just picked up a copy of the book by Bret Easton Ellis. I should be playing “Going back to Cali” as I read it for full effect.

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