Totally Awesome? It better be
VH1 is airing an original movie about the 80s on Saturday night, Nov. 4 -- "Totally Awesome" starring Ben Stein ("Ferris Bueller"), Mikey Day, Dominique Swain ("Girl") and Chris Kattan ("Saturday Night Live"). Check your local listings for airtime.
The movie is a satire on the 80s and is directed by Neal Brennan ("Chappelle's Show"). The website for the movie includes video trailers and a contest. If you can actually get the trailers to work on your computer, let me know how they look. VH1's Cold War era technology isn't working well here on my Commodore 64, the official computer of Stuck in the 80s.
I'll withhold judgment until I see the movie, but I'm not getting my hopes up. Teen movies in the 80s (and 90s) were ridiculed with brilliance in "Not Another Teen Movie." I'd rather see another "Wedding Singer" type of movie, where the action merely takes place in the decade, rather than mocking my precious memories.