Main Plot Points:
- Regrettable fashion, synthesized riffs, and power ballads dominate the 1985 music scene. That’s when Todd Lucas, a young and talented musician, moves to Los Angeles in hopes of making it big. Searching for someone to share his passion for smooth R&B music, Todd meets up with BJ Fairchild, a cocky loner from The Valley who is convinced his life is more glamorous than it is.
- The two musicians have big dreams but little future until their best friend, Gina Marie, gets them the break of a lifetime. Fate brings them together, love tears them apart, and their songs of heartbreak and loss redefine their genre. Todd and BJ epitomize the awkwardness of an era while becoming R&B’s most mediocre duo… Eternity.
What We Thought:
- Eternity: The Movie is a pretty funny spoof at how awfully awesome the 80s were.
- Don’t get me wrong, the movie is pretty bad, but it’s funny/entertaining bad. The 80s had some terrible fashions, terrible hair styles and even worse music/expressions and this film captures all of it brilliantly.
- The best part is, it really shows how bad 80s pop music was. Todd writes songs when going through break ups and only wants real love. One song is about how he wants to make love not just have sex. That’s totally 80s terrible. Plus it has a saxophone and BJ has an awful John Oates moustache.
- It’s really cheesy but it’s supposed to be. Todd is so over the top in his “just off the bus in Los Angeles” attitude. I mean there are/were people from Small Town Middle America that headed to LA to become famous, but he’s just one big stereotype of it. It’s funny, but know it’s supposed to be in your face.
- It’s also one of the most homo-erotic films I’ve seen in a long time. The one lead is named BJ. The store is named BJ Maxx. There’s all kinds of plays on words like partners, playing with each other, and scenes of them wrestling in their underwear. It’s played up for a laugh and I did laugh at it, but if you thought 300 was homo-erotic, watch this.
- Eternity: The Movie will probably work best for the over 30 crowd who remember the 80s, people who actually lived and grew up in the 80s and not kids today who think they know the 80s through their parents. It’s pretty funny at times. It’s catchy like a pop song and will remind you of how bad your hair and clothes were back then.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Barrett Crake
- Myko Olivier
- Eric Roberts
- Jon Gries
Recommended if You Like:
- ’80s Styling and Hair
- ’80s Pop Music
- ’80s Movies
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