Movie of the Year: 1982 – Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Movie of the Year: 1982

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Can Fast Times at Ridgemont High show us it has enough to be 1982’s Movie of the Year?

Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a movie about the most important thing: scoring. There is simply nothing more important than hooking up with the hot person of your choosing and celebrating the joy and love of your bodies together, especially when you are an appropriate age. That brings me to my next two points: 1.) here’s a big hot cup of coffee that I will now take a large sip of; and 2.) I’ve been assuming everyone in this movie is an appropriate age to be engaging in this sort of sexual activity, so now I will just check while the coffee is still in my mouth, but before I have swallowed the coffee.

Readers, I have wiped down my computer and poured myself yet another LARGE cup of very hot coffee. Unfortunately, though, everyone in this movie is far too young to be having sex.

I don’t want to sound like an old fuddy-duddy. Fuddy? Maybe. Duddy? Possibly. certainly. Bold? Older than the hills, dingleberry. But it seems to me, and I’m quoting High Fidelity here: have sex in college. Perfect time to do it. But in High School? Yuck. Gross. Barf.

Focus on learning. Focus on what your teacher probably spent a lot of time and effort to put together for you so you could just go get on your freaking little phone the whole time they’re trying to talk and why do horses wear horse shoes? Do they wear horse socks? Is anybody listening to me? Nobody’s listening! Is this thing even on?

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