Valley Girl

Director: Martha Coolidge

Before Alicia Silverstone was Clueless in Amy Heckerling’s 90’s teen comedy, Martha Coolidge made the quintessential “like totally for sure” romance film about two teenage opposites who attract in 1980’s Los Angeles. Deborah Foreman’s Julie is a shopaholic from the valley and Nicolas Cage is at his scene-stealing best as Randy, the Hollywood punker that manages to capture not only her heart but also the hearts of movie going audiences across the country with his one of a kind Cage charm. The cool soundtrack makes this film still sound fresh today and while the fashions are outdated, it still makes you realize just how far teen comedies have plummeted since the 80’s and the successful films like the aforementioned Clueless owe Martha Coolidge a great debt.