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Weird Science (1985)

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Notes: John Hughes was a master at capturing 80's teen angst. Here he uses escalating complications; Lisa's confrontation with Gary's parents, Wyatt's grandparents threatening to call the police, the biker's crashing the party, to keep the viewer's interest in what would otherwise be a forgettable teen wish fulfillment story.
Title: Weird Science
Genre: Out of the Bottle
Year: 1985
Runtime: 94 minutes
Author: Karimah Boston
Movie Database: TBD
Screenplay: John Hughes
Log Line: Two nerdy unpopular teens create a woman
 
(TBD) Opening Image: Gary arrives at Wyatt's house to spend a quiet weekend with his best friend while Gary's parents are away
(TBD) Theme Stated: Gary an Wyatt are timid and insecure
(TBD) Setup: Wyatt and Gary are unpopular, horny geeks with no hope of ever getting a real girl
(TBD) Catalyst: Lightning strikes and Lisa emerges. This includes the memorable clip from Bride of Frankenstein, "she's alive. Alive!"
(TBD) Debate: Can these guys handle being with the girl of their dreams?
(TBD) Break Into Two: Lisa invites the popular kids to Wyatt's house for a party
(TBD) B Story: Lisa pushes Wyatt and Gary to get what they want
(TBD) Fun and Games: Lisa meets Gary's parents; the whole town shows up to party, Gary and Wyatt hide in the bathroom and meet Hilly and Deb, wyatt's grandparents stop by and threaten to call the police and Gary and Wyatt accidentally create a missile
(TBD) Midpoint: Biker thugs crash the party
(TBD) Bad Guys Close In: The bikers find Gary and Wyatt hiding int he closet and force them to face their tormentors
(TBD) All Is Lost: Gary realizes the gun he used to threaten the bikers wasn't a squirt gun it was real which made that whole confrontation very real and very dangerous
(TBD) Dark Night of the Soul: The guys realize they no longer need Lisa to be popular or confident
(TBD) Break into Three: Chet returns to a destroyed house and confronts his little brother
(TBD) Finale: Wyatt and Gary say goodbye to Lisa, the house magically reverts back to normal in the nick of time as Wyatt's parents return home
(TBD) Final Image: Lisa returns as the gym coach for a class of nerds
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