Release year: 2012
Director: Amy Heckerling
Screenwriter: Amy Heckerling
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Sigourney Weaver, Larry Wilmore, Bettina Bresnan, Todd Barry, Zack Orth, Dan Stevens
Goody (Alicia Silverstone) and Stacy (Krysten Ritter) are two vampires who live together and have sworn off human blood. Dividing their nights between job and study and going to clubs and Vampire Anonymous they struggle to stay tuned with the style and vocabulary so their real ages won’t show. They lead a happy life, until Stacy falls in love with classmate Joey Van Helsing (Dan Stevens).
Directed by Amy Heckerling who directed Silverstone into fame with Clueless (1995), this is a charming little gem of a movie. I stumbled across it, never having heard of it before, and though it is a bit silly with bad makeup and poor special effects, I fell in love. Because no matter its flaws, this movie has enough charm to overcome most of them, besides it is not trying to take itself too seriously. There are some great references and jokes and a really good cast giving great performances with a wink in their eyes. Alicia Silverstone (Blast From the Past, 1999) is incredible sweet as the older of the two, who lies about her age while trying desperately to keep up with the fast progress of the future; Krysten Ritter (She’s Out of My League, 2010) on the other hand is a sassy vamp with big Bambi eyes, a lovely combination when playing a girl more dangerous than she at first appears. Watch this without taking it too seriously and you will find yourself in excellent company for an hour and a half.
The pizza guy delivering pizza for Cisserus (Sigourney Weaver) is Taylor Negron who also played a pizza delivery guy in Heckerling’s directoral debut Fast times at Ridgemont High (1982) delivering pizza for Sean Penn’s character.
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