Play (1980) is a tittie flick from Troma, another in the pre-"Toxie"
releases. It is hard to believe that anyone in the production took it
seriously, and the acting ranges from almost ok to abysmal. The humor
is mostly of the gross-put variety, and many of the characters are way
over the top. Of course, this is a tittie flick, so none of that
matters. A New Jersey softball team, employees of a mattress company,
beat their rivals.
|Their girlfriends feel
neglected, both because of the men's interest in softball, and their
out of control celebrating after a victory. They decide to get even
forming their own team, led by Melissa Michaels, former semi-pro
|Jenni Hedrick and Helen
Campitelli both show their
breasts in lengthy scenes, and there is a wet t-shirt
||Lloyd Kaufman of Troma claims that the
film is about women's liberation, and was very topical.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is C
in the tittie flick genre.
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