Kobal Collection
Benjamin Svetkey
September 24, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

Risky Business

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
98 minutes
performer
Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Megan Mullally
director
Paul Brickman
We gave it a B+

Risky Business is the film that first put Cruise in sunglasses and lit up his 500-watt grin. He was just 21 when he played Joel Goodsen, a Chicago teen who takes up with a call girl (De Mornay) and turns his home into a brothel. He doesn?t deliver Trop­ic Thunder-size laughs, but he was deft at comedy even then — especially strumming air guitar in his underwear. The best EXTRA on this 25th anniversary disc: a screen test of the star running lines with endearing gawkiness. B+

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