52 of 57 people found the following review helpful
"Throw it to lucas!!!!",
This review is from: Lucas [VHS] (VHS Tape)
I can relate very well to this film. I saw it my senior year of high school in 1991, but I didn't notice how true it rang for me until today. Like Lucas, I was unpopular but outgoing. Many students looked down on me because I was in special education and was considered 'stupid'. I also had a crush on a cheerleader and did everything to get her attention. And also like Lucas, my heart was crushed when she decided to date a football player. I was even told by one of the teachers to stick with my own kind (he didn't say those EXACT words, but it sounded that way) when he talked to her about me. The good news was the pain I felt healed in time.
That is why I like Lucas. It is a movie I can relate to, and is full of honesty. Unlike a few other 80s teen films, it doesn't stereotype it's characters. Lucas is not a stereotypical geek because he is interesting, Cappy is not your stereotypical jock because he has a good heart and looks out for Lucas, and Maggie is not your stereotypical high school cheerleader because she doesn't act snotty. Looking back on this film now would be a trip through innocence because many of the main stars have had their share of trouble in recent years. Still, if you want to watch a great film that takes an honest look at teen angst, 'Lucas' hits the right buttons.
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Initial post: Mar 21, 2010, 8:56:53 AM PDT
Mark Ebert says:
I feel exactly the same way about this movie.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2016, 7:22:52 PM PDT
Although I am a female, I, too, could relate very well to this movie. I loved watching it growing up, especially through middle and high school years when I was the "odd girl out" for being new. Your review rocks! Glad your wounds healed with time, and I hope there are nothing but joys surrounding you now.
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