Reckless (1984) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

19

Watchable

Rebellious football player Johnny falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, his is poor and broken. Tracy already has a ...

IMDB: 6.4
Director: James Foley
Stars: Aidan Quinn, Daryl Hannah
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 3 out of 28 found boring (10.71%)

One-line Reviews (10)

The story is an old one, the poor little rich girl, so intrigued by the bad boy, the one with the troubled history, the unsettled home life, the one with the intense blue eyes, the boy who is obviously more of a "man" than her own boyfriend.

The plot is a tiny bit old, but still I enjoyed it.

Even though the story is completely predictable it moved pretty quickly and I was never bored.

Plotless, but somewhat enjoyable...

" Whenever I want to recapture that 80's feeling, when watching MTV was still new and exciting and they still played music you could take pleasure in listening to, and when the 80's groups were so avant-garde and on-the-edge, I watch this film.

Foley, however, evidently felt that his intended teenage audience would not be mature enough to appreciate this stark truth, so he provided the film with a contrived happy ending, presumably based upon the one in "The Graduate", as Tracey jumps onto Johnny's motorbike and they go roaring off down the highway together.

But because of all it's other strengths, it actually turns out to be a pretty engaging little movie, even after all these years.

PS: The ending is cliche as you can get!

I attribute these anemic characters to an underdeveloped script that comes across as clichéd and formulaic.

The rest of the characters are dull, 2 dimensional, I mean, you may as well not even have them in there.