The Pick-up Artist

After a bit of a break, I got back to my 1987 movie watching this week to bring it to an end. The first of the last batch I watched was this, which I wouldn’t exactly consider a classic, but it’s a pretty enjoyable film to watch, even now. I think the most memorable part is the opening sequence with Downey practicing his pick-up lines (“Did anyone ever tell you that you have the face of a Botticelli and the body of a Degas?”), and it’s got a pretty great cast, with Harvey Keitel and Dennis Hopper also in there. I mostly like it because of the presence of Ringwald and Downey, part of that brat pack chemistry I still love so much.

Author: Jean Snow

Production Coordinator at Ubisoft Montréal. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.