The Wild Life

  • 1984
  • Movie
  • R
  • Comedy

This movie is a compendium of every element in every inane teenage movie you've ever seen. The only reason anyone would watch it would be if they were being punished or were suffering from a heretofore incurable case of insomnia. Tom Drake (Chris Penn) is a dumb-jock wrestler. He's the main character, but he seems to spend most of his time wrestling, not...read more

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This movie is a compendium of every element in every inane teenage movie you've ever seen. The only reason anyone would watch it would be if they were being punished or were suffering from a heretofore incurable case of insomnia. Tom Drake (Chris Penn) is a dumb-jock wrestler. He's the

main character, but he seems to spend most of his time wrestling, not acting. He loves Eileen (Jenny Wright), but she doesn't return the adoration. Bill Conrad (Eric Stoltz) is a recent graduate who leaves the bosom of his home to move into a singles building. His longtime girl friend, Anita (Lea

Thompson), has been jettisoned because Conrad thinks he is too mature to have a high schooler. He tosses her in the lap of married cop David Curtiss (Hart Bochner, son of actor Lloyd). But Anita doesn't know that David has a wife and a young son. Bill's younger brother, Jim (Ilan Mitchell-Smith),

is fixated on the Vietnam War and follows veteran Charlie (Randy Quaid) around like a puppy dog. These are the activities, which take 96 wasted minutes to introduce and resolve.

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  • Released: 1984
  • Rating: R
  • Review: This movie is a compendium of every element in every inane teenage movie you've ever seen. The only reason anyone would watch it would be if they were being punished or were suffering from a heretofore incurable case of insomnia. Tom Drake (Chris Penn) is… (more)

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