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Donna Summer stars in this disco-musical from 1978. Following a dance contest at the local disco, THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY features early performances by Debra Winger and Jeff Goldblum. Musical support comes from Summer (singing "Last Dance") and the Commodores.
An unusual collision of the innocent and the decadent, Thank God It's Friday captures the disco era in all of its naive glory. Multiple storylines twine through an enormous nightclub: Two underage girls (one of them Terri Nunn, future lead singer of new wave rock group Berlin) desperately want in so they can enter a dance contest; the club's owner (Jeff Goldblum, Jurassic Park, The Fly) makes a bet with his dj that he can woo a beautiful married woman--whose uptight husband ends up taking drugs and loosening up more than he ever expected; a klutzy girl (Debra Winger, Terms of Endearment, in one of her first film roles) gets ditched by her best friend and flounders around the club looking for love; and an aspiring singer (Donna Summer, whose "Last Dance" won the Academy Award for Best Song) pleads with the dj to let her sing. Though not as richly written as American Graffiti or Dazed and Confused, Thank God It's Friday aspires to a similar meandering mix of melancholy and hope. It ends up being a pretty honest snapshot of the disco era: Sweet, shallow, and not as campy as you'd expect. For all the sex and drugs, in the end it's all about getting your groove on. As one character puts it, "Dancing--Everything else is bulls**t!" --Bret Fetzer
Love the movie, love the cameos...
Talk about bringing Disco back.... love it!
He movie is just as I remember it. The DVD was very good quality. Loved seeing Donna Summer and Jeff Goldblum in there early careers,Published 23 days ago by A Orwig
Clearly this is an old movie and you have to be in the mood for it. Acting is almost a joke, but at least the Commodores appear at the end. I will not see it again.Published 1 month ago by Luigi
Awesome Disco Movie! Funny and DVD came in excellent condition along with original packaging.Published 1 month ago by Genaro Avila
Fun-loving film that really portrays the disco era like it was. Donna Summer and Jeff Goldblum are standouts.Published 2 months ago by Captain Art
bought it so daughter could watch it but she was not impressed. oh well it brought back memories LOLPublished 3 months ago by annamarie Stowe
Great nostalgia movie, gave me the warm and fuzzy feelings of the best time of my youth. Rented it, didn't buy it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by KELLY CONNOLLY
I loved this movie as a young teenager growing up in the midwest and when I moved to Los Angeles for college in 1980, I made it a point to go dancing at the famous disco called... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gorgeous Film Lady