It’s party time, excellent, with director Penelope Spheeris’ hilariously goofy pop culture comedy that still ranks as the best and highest-grossing Saturday Night Live spin-off in history.
“Still one of the best movies to emerge from SNL’s celebrated stages … a comedy that provokes lots of genuine laughs.” – David Nusair, Reel Film Views
Wayne’s World follows the misadventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey), who celebrate their obsessive love of radical babes and head-banging hard rock via their very own low-rent cable-access show, “Wayne’s World,” broadcast live from Wayne’s basement in Aurora, Illinois. But trouble comes to town when a Chicago TV station smells a potential youth-audience ratings hit, and the station’s sleazy network executive (Rob Lowe) tries to co-opt the show by producing a big budget version of “Wayne’s World.” And as if that’s not bad enough, he also has eyes for Wayne’s new girlfriend, the rock goddess Cassandra (Tia Carrere)! Soon Wayne and Garth must do battle with this evil network shark not only in order to save their show, but to save Wayne’s true love as well. Filled with clever spoofs of movie conventions, endlessly quotable dialogue (“Shyeah, and monkeys might fly outta my butt!”) and what is perhaps the screen’s most infamous lip-synching scene involving the music of Queen and the inside of a Ford Pinto, Wayne’s World is a totally schwing-worthy comedy that’ll make you laugh, cry AND hurl. (Dir. by Penelope Spheeris, 1992, 94 mins., Rated PG-13)