secret admirer.pngI spent a couple of hours trying to think of a film that I wanted to review for Cheeseball Cinema and I couldn’t think of one. I needed something this time around that was more of a comedy and when I saw in the description that Secret Admirer was a teen sex comedy, I jumped right on this one. The film stars C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders) as Michael Ryan, your everyday typical teenager whose looking to score. One day, someone leaves a letter in his locker on the last day of school that tells him how much they want him. He suspects that it’s his best friend Toni’s (Lori Loughlin) friend Deborah Fimple (Kelly Preston) who is the hottest girl in school and deemed untouchable. What he doesn’t realize is that Toni is in love with him even though she helps him essentially land Deborah. The film also stars Dee Wallace (Cujo) as Connie Ryan, Cliff De Young (The Craft) as George Ryan, Leigh Taylor-Young (Sunset Beach) as Elizabeth Fimple, Fred Ward (Tremors) as Lou Fimple, Casey Siemaszko (Three O’Clock High) as Roger, Geoffrey Blake (Forrest Gump) as Ricardo, Courtney Gains (Can’t Buy Me Love) as Doug, Corey Haim (Lucas) as Jeff, and the film was directed by David Greenwalt (Grimm).

Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston

I do have to admit that this film is sort of a teen sex comedy just without a lot of nudity, but the film stars Kelly Preston. Kelly Preston is absolutely one of the hottest women to come out of the 80’s and she shows off the T in T&A in one of the scenes. The film actually has a really good story even though it’s your cliche story of a kid who falls in love with a girl oblivious to the fact that his best friend who is also a girl is in love with him. She helps him win the girl thinking that nothing would come of it, but realizes that something did. Eventually the guy figures out the girl he was hooked up isn’t the one for him and that he should have gone out with his best friend, but he has to chase after her because she is going away somewhere. Does that sound familiar to anyone cause it’s the typical 80’s teen comedy writing tool. I’m not knocking the film because I thought that it was absolutely amazing. The acting is phenomenal even though the opening title sequence seems like something off an 80’s Family Channel show or even a TGIF show. Other than that, I can’t really knock the film for anything, but if you haven’t seen this then I suggest that you do. On a scale of one being close to an A-List Hollywood film and five being the cheesiest film of all time, I am going to give the film a 1.6 only because of the opening title sequence.


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