I really like the characters in this movie; The main character, Johnny Depp, Uma Thurman and the grandfather were all terrific. If Chuck Berry were dead, he'd be spinning in his grave. He is even privileged to witness a session at which Bears quarterback Jim McMahon poses in his underpants for Adidas products; the implication is that someday Hall could be wearing those shoes. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. Johnny Be Good (1988) Full Cast & Crew Directed by (1) Writing credits (3) Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 28, 2015, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 22, 2016, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 29, 2015, Thanks for sending me my DVD and I love it and I can’t wait to watch it and have a awesome day. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. It helps the song's legacy that Back To The Future was one of the biggest film hits of the decade, but commercial success aside, the film's third act drastically changes without a moment as purely pleasurable as Marty McFly finally rocking out in front of the student body. This film is rated R but pretty much all the nudity which is one of the only things saving this film is gone. The title track, "Johnny B. Goode", originally recorded by Chuck Berry, was re-recorded by Judas Priest for their album, Ram It Down. All rights reserved.Billboard is part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. | Rotten (15). The film was a box office bomb. |, January 1, 2000 August 14, 2019 But when he discovers that he's become the object of an NCAA investigation and an embarrassment to his family and friends, Johnny shows that he still has one more option play left to run. All Critics (15) RDJ also throws in a knockout as his kooky best friend. | Rating: 0/4 His coach, Wayne Hisler (who Johnny hates), even tries to sell him out by striking a deal with one of the interested colleges to become their next head coach, if he signs their scholarship offer. | Rating: 0/4 And as far as how it was written and how hollywood treated women and teens, well, it's embarrassing for all involved. Actor Michael J. | Rating: 0.5/4 Moving from lusty limousine rides to all-night strip joints, Johnny gets the workout of his life...and an education he'll never forget. Comedy. [4] Berry acknowledged that the song is partly autobiographical and that the original lyrics referred to Johnny as a "colored boy", but he changed it to "country boy" to ensure radio play. 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A high school jock is recruited by major colleges with the promise of free booze, willing cheerleaders, hard cash, and no homework in this comedy. Just confirm how you got your ticket. Coming Soon. We’re desperate for things to think about in this society, and these guys contribute to the situation by providing us with 86 minutes of zip. The movie stars Anthony Michael Hall (one of the members of “The Breakfast Club”) as a high school football hero who is being recruited by lots of high-powered collegiate athletic programs. When it does get over the top, it's absolutely hilarious and a purely 80s experience. It’s not. Has he abandoned all respect for his journalistic reputation? There's a problem loading this menu right now. I’m serious. | Top Critics (5) There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Coming Soon. The girlfriend’s father is a local cop who spends a lot of time warning Hall away from his daughter. He is then seen running down a hallway to the office of an unknown Athletic Director. But the power of "Johnny B. Goode" in the film remains: along with "Don't You (Forget About Me)" in The Breakfast Club and "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" in Dirty Dancing, it ranks as one of the most iconic uses of music in any '80s film -- even outstripping Huey Lewis & The News' own contemporary Hot 100 No. Berry wrote four more songs involving the character Johnny B. Goode, "Bye Bye Johnny", "Go Go Go", "Johnny B. Blues" and "Lady B. Goode"; and titled an album, and the nearly 19-minute instrumental title track from it, as "Concerto in B. Goode". "[28] Reviewer Gregory Wakeman described it as "one of the best musical performances in movie history". Meanwhile, Hall gets on lots of private jets and visits lots of private schools, where bands and cheerleaders greet him at the airport and he is offered the sun, moon and stars. [20] It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, for its influence as a rock and roll single. Can never go wrong with a good 80's soundtrack. Having a white character go back in time and be the "real" creator of one of the most famous black rock-n-roll songs in history? You're almost there! [23] and number 13 on the New Zealand Top 50 in 1986. The movie doesn’t feel written, it feels dictated. If There's Any Justice Written by Steve Diamond and Sam Lorber A young Johnny Depp is very entertaining and plays the role of the goofy best friend very well. [9], The opening guitar riff of "Johnny B. Goode" is essentially a note-for-note copy of the opening single-note solo on Louis Jordan's "Ain't That Just Like a Woman" (1946), played by guitarist Carl Hogan. Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2019. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I used to love this movie as a kid, now I watch it and what the heck was I thinking?! Johnny B. Goode Written and Performed by Chuck Berry. I couldn't have said it any better Roger. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism. |, August 7, 2007 His best friend, Leo Wiggins, thinks he should hold out for the best offer while his girlfriend, Georgia, wants him to go to State University with her and get a solid education. By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. An insufferable comedy. Original film 91mins. |, August 14, 2019 What we have here is the structure of a movie, a chronological series of necessary scenes. The people who made this movie should be ashamed of themselves. | Rating: 0/5, August 22, 2004 [1] On Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 10 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "Overwhelming dislike".[2]. I really like the characters in this movie; The main character, Johnny Depp, Uma Thurman and the grandfather were all terrific. The coach tells Johnny he will give him a scholarship, a good education, and a chance to earn the starting QB job, and that's all he'll give him. Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2020. J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius, Fall TV First Look: Find Out What’s Coming, The Best Peacock Original Shows and Movies, All Upcoming Disney Movies: New Disney Live-Action, Animation, Pixar, Marvel, and More. [22] In 1972, Jimi Hendrix had a posthumous hit with a live version, which peaked at number 35 on the UK Singles Chart. It wasn't a coincidence that, out of all of the songs for director Robert Zemeckis had to choose from for his extended 50s-kids-get-a-preview-of-rock-n-roll scene, "Johnny B. Goode" was the clear and enduring choice. It's an orgy of wine, women and cash kickbacks when two of the biggest college football factories in the country scramble to get a high school wunderkind on their rosters! Coming Soon. One of my favorite cheezy 80's comedies. What is a journalist thinking about when he portrays himself as an idiot? Some responsible person, maybe the producer or director, should have sent this top-of-the-head stuff back for a big rewrite. 1 hr 25 min. It tried too hard to be funny but it did unleash a quasi-talented Uma on the world. [23], A cover version is included in the film Back to the Future, when the lead character Marty McFly plays it at a high school dance. "This is an oldie, but uh… well, it's an oldie where I come from.". Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2019. The sports agent causes a huge melee, but Johnny walks away with Leo and Georgia. I hated this movie. High-school quarterback Johnny Walker (Anthony Michael Hall) is being courted by elite colleges nationwide. The song was a major hit, peaking at number two on Billboard magazine's Hot R&B Sides chart and number eight on its Hot 100 chart.

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