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-
Official site: http://www.riskybusinessdvd.com
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