I grew up wishing I had gone to high school during the 1980s. The decade seemed like a magical place for a teenage girl. Especially the late 80s. It was a Debbie Gibson world, filled with hot pink nail polish, fluffy crimped hair wrapped around pastel blue scrunchies, and cute boys hanging out at the mall.
Everything I love about the late 1980s can be found in one horribly cheesy, absolutely ridiculous movie: Teen Witch.
It is so bad. So, so bad. And yet I can't get enough.
Teen Witch, which came out in theaters in 1989, revolves around a teenage girl, Louise, who, despite being a geeky straight-A student, leads a pretty charmed life. She has a best friend who adores her. She is attractive. She lives in a big two-story house with her equally dorky, yet loving parents.
But how can life be perfect when the captain of your high school's football team doesn't even know you exist?!
Clearly, this was the end of the world for teenage girls during the 1980s. Louise, played by Robyn Lively, is madly in love with Brad, who is a dead-ringer for a 27-year-old Tom Cruise. But, unfortunately, sexy Brad is dating a bitchy blonde cheerleader with a better perm.
Luckily, Louise accidentally discovers she's a witch. The next logical step, of course, is for Louise to use her magic to make herself the most popular girl in school.
Will Brad fall in love with her now?!? I'm not going to leave any spoilers here. You'll just have to find out for yourself.
Despite its delicious cliches and adorably predictable plot, this movie has some cringe-worthy moments.
There is rapping. Horrible 1980s rapping. Warning: This might be the most uncomfortable video you will ever encounter on my blog.
There is a horny midget.
There is an excruciatingly random musical number, entitled "I Like Boys" sung by perky cheerleaders wearing leotards in a girls locker room.
Well, you get the picture.
Viewing this movie is like stuffing a bagful of Skittles into your mouth.
Anyway, imagine my shock when I discovered that the main character, Louise, was actually played by Blake Lively's older sister! Huh.
The two actresses are actually super close, despite the 15-year difference.
How cool is that?