Pink Nights

  • 1985
  • 1 HR 24 MIN
  • NR
  • Comedy

Teenage sexuality is homogenized and purified in this harmless comedy about a Chicago high schooler, Danny (Kevin Anderson), who has trouble finding himself a girl friend. When his mother (Denyse Leahy) leaves for a weekend with her dull boy friend, Danny's luck with girls makes a complete turnabout. It starts when he meets Terry (Shaun Allen), a troubled...read more

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Teenage sexuality is homogenized and purified in this harmless comedy about a Chicago high schooler, Danny (Kevin Anderson), who has trouble finding himself a girl friend. When his mother (Denyse Leahy) leaves for a weekend with her dull boy friend, Danny's luck with girls makes a

complete turnabout. It starts when he meets Terry (Shaun Allen), a troubled teen whose biker parents don't show her the love that she needs. Rather than return home, Terry stops by Danny's apartment and asks to stay the night. The evening continues on a perfectly platonic level, though when

morning arrives and Danny's macho friend Jeff (Larry King) pays a visit, the worst (or the best) is assumed. An independent 16mm feature (it looks it, especially in its flat, unexpressive photography) from Chicago's growing film community, PINK NIGHTS succeeds as a clean teenage sex comedy, making

it fine viewing for a young adolescent audience. The film's chief weakness, however, is its excessively clean atmosphere. These characters don't live in a real world but one culled from repeat viewings of "Afterschool Specials." It is by no means a true reflection on growing up.

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