Main Plot Points:
- Private Resort – Jack and Ben check in at a posh Florida resort, planning to spend every hour in hot pursuit of babes. But their plans hit a major detour when they try to bed the wife of a conniving jewel thief. They’ll have to outsmart him, a nasty security guard and an obnoxious jock if they’re ever going to get a moment alone with the girl of their dreams!
- Hardbodies -When three middle-aged geezers move into a swinging beach house, they hire a young stud to teach them how to score with the local beauties.’80s band Vixen and hundreds of Southern California’s hottest swimsuit models co-star in the legendary cult comedy.
- Spring Break – Adam and Nelson are naive college students who have come to Fort Lauderdale to perform these rites of Spring Break. Due to a mix-up, the boys end up in the same room with a pair of experienced guys from New York who coach the boys on the finer points of seduction – with mixed results.
- Perfect -Based on a series of Rolling Stone articles by Aaron Latham, this romance was set in the world of L.A.’s hip fitness scene. Rolling Stone reporter Adam Lawrence (John Travolta) comes to L.A. to write a story about a prominent businessman who’s been arrested for drug dealing (shades of the John DeLorean scandal). He’s also decided to research a piece on the exercise fad and how health clubs have become the “singles bars of the ’80s.”
- His boss (real-life Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner as himself) OK’s the project. At a club called The Sports Connection, an incognito Adam meets the regulars, including promiscuous Linda (Laraine Newman), airhead Sally (Marilu Henner) and aerobics instructor Jessie (Jamie Lee Curtis), a former Olympic swimmer. Adam and Jessie begin a romance, but it ends when she discovers that he’s there to trash her and the club in print. Conflicted, Adam wrestles with publishing the story, but the final decision isn’t his.
What We Thought:
- Sun, Sand & Sweat is a collection of 4 80’s movies, three of which make sense together, one that does not.
- First we have Private Resort. This is classic 80s filmmaking. Two guys want to score with the ladies and end up in a private resort with pretty women, and someone trying to steal jewelry. Those two guys? Rob Morrow and Johnny Depp! It’s cheesy and very 80s, but that’s what I like about it. It doesn’t pretend to be anything it’s not. It’s not very good by today’s standards, but it’s fun and if you remember it and haven’t seen it in a while, check it out.
- Next we have Hardbodies. This is also very 80s. Three middle aged men try to get help from a young stud to help them score with the ladies. They change clothes and their style. They try being hip. They try hosting a party. They just want to get with the ladies. That’s all I got out of it. Not very good, but better than the next film.
- Third we have Spring Break which is about, you guessed it, spring break! Two friends end up sharing a hotel room with two other guys and there’s ladies and booze and a side story about the hotel not having enough money to pay their rent. Plus of course a bad stepfather because it was the 80s! Hands down the worst film of the bunch, but at least it makes more sense in this group than the fourth film.
- That fourth film is Perfect starring John Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis. This one seems a little out of place in this collection. It has a plot, three full acts, not as cheesy dialogue and overall is just more movie like unlike the first 3. Travolta wants to do a story about how the gym is the new place to meet people. Jamie Lee Curtis is an instructor there. The story runs and makes it all look bad. Not as vapid as the first three so really not sure why it’s in this set.
- Sun, Sand & Sweat is a collection of not so good movies that are also kind of fun. I liked Private Resort the most and it’s funny seeing a young (not so weird) Johnny Depp. Perfect is the more straight forward film and the other two are good for nudity and partying.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Johnny Depp
- Jamie Lee Curtis
- Rob Morrow
- John Travolta
Recommended if You Like:
- 80s Movies
- Summer Movies
- Seeing Celebrities When Younger