‘Valley Girl’ Trailer: Jessica Rothe Has The Beat In Musical Remake Of Nic Cage’s 1980s Teen Rom-Com

The ’80s. It was a time of unbridled happiness, rock music, big hair, hot pink, dancing, shopping malls, and Nic Cage. Yes, that’s right, all of those things were true. If you ever want to get a snapshot of an idylized version of the era, and a glimpse at a young Cage, the 1983 film Valley Girl is your ticket. Or you can scope out the upcoming remake, which features a stellar cast and an upbeat musical twist.

Valley Girl stars Happy Death Day breakout Jessica Rothe as Julie, the ultimate valley girl as she sings, dances, and falls in love to the beat of a rockin’ ’80s soundtrack. Alicia Silverstone plays the older version of Julie (which is making me feel old as well) as she attempts to explain the era to her young daughter. The rest of the cast is as much fun as this trailer, featuring Josh Whitehouse, Jessie Ennis, Ashleigh Murray, Chloe Bennet, Logan Paul, Mae Whitman, Mario Revolori, Rob Huebel, Judy Greer, and Camila Morrone. What’s not to like?

Behind the camera is TV vet Rachel Lee Goldenberg, whose last film was the Will Ferrell/Kristen Wigg Lifetime satire A Deadly Adoption.

Valley Girl hits VOD on May 8th.

SYNOPSIS: Julie (Jessica Rothe) is the ultimate ’80s Valley Girl. A creative free spirit; Julie’s time is spent with her best friends shopping at the Galleria mall and making plans for senior prom. That is, until she falls hard for Randy (Joshua Whitehouse), a Sunset Strip punk rocker, who challenges everything the Valley and Julie stand for. Despite push-back from friends and family, Julie must break out of the safety of her world to follow her heart and discover what it really means to be a Valley Girl.

Set to a rock ‘n roll ’80s soundtrack produced by legendary Harvey Mason, Jr. with dance numbers by choreographer Mandy Moore, VALLEY GIRL is a musical adaptation of the classic 1983 hit film that changed American teenage life forever.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.