Picks and Pans Review: Private School

updated 08/22/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/22/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

The producers of this film, R. Ben Efraim and Don Enright, apparently think moviegoers are so stupid and have so little sense or taste that they will pay to see this shoddy, vile, boring movie. Supposedly a carefree, sexy comedy about carousing at a girls' school, the movie deserves high marks only in tedium. The fleeting nudity—girls only, of course—is nothing that will satisfy anyone interested in the prurient. And the comedy—people belching, getting drunk, swearing or making obscene gestures—would embarass a sophomore. The script, by Dan Greenburg and Suzanne O'Malley, is dazzlingly moronic; how could the writers put their names to it? The cast includes model Phoebe Cates (no, she doesn't join the topless troupe), Sylvia Kristel (she doesn't either, for perhaps the first time in her career), Martin Mull and Ray Walston. These people are involved in an enterprise designed to make a sucker out of you. Flunk 'em. (R)

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