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DVD Review: Risky Business

DVD Review: Risky Business


Joel Goodsen (Cruise) is a high school senior who is tired of being Mr. All American, facing “traumatic” decisions such as which Ivy League college to attend. His life takes a totally unexpected turn when he meets a sexy call girl (Rebecca De Mornay) who transforms his house into a brothel while his parents are away, and at the same time transforms his entire perspective.

A true 80’s classic is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special Blu-ray release. Risky Business, the movie that put Tom Cruise on the map, is without a doubt a must-see and a must-own DVD. I actually hadn’t seen this film before watching this edition, and I finally found out why this is among the favorites of so many people that I know.

The movie revolves around Joel Goodsen, played by Cruise, who is an all-American boy getting ready to graduate high school. However, things take a bit of a turn when his parents leave town, and Joel has the house all to himself. Influenced by the bad advice of a friend, he finds himself contacting a sexy call girl played by Rebecca De Mornay. As the film progresses and various shenanigans ensue, Joel’s house ends up turning into a brothel, and he finds his entire perspective on life taking quite a turn.

Aside from a great-looking Blu-ray version of the film, you also get some special features that are worth checking out including original screen tests, a director’s cut of the final scene, and even a commentary with Paul Brickman (director), Jon Avnet (producer), and Tom Cruise. Also included is a digital copy of the film so you can add it to your iPod for future viewing on the go.

Review by Emma Loggins

Grade: A-
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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!


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