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Girls Just Want to Have Fun

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March 29, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

We’ve all made some regrettable fashion choices, but at least ours weren’t as public — and preserved — as Sarah Jessica Parker’s and Helen Hunt’s in Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985, PG, 1 hr., 27 mins.). This before-they-were-famous teen comedy about two plucky pals trying to get on an American Bandstand-style show is no Footloose. But its synthy soundtrack, heated dance-offs, and Day-Glo leg warmers are guilty-pleasure pay dirt. A mouthy 14-year-old Shannen Doherty doesn’t hurt either. The Blu-ray could have used some EXTRAS, though. Preferably hosted by Nina Blackwood. B

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