Movie Roulette: Vibes
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Movie Roulette: Vibes
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Cyndi Lauper, Peter Falk, Julian Sands, Googy Gress
Directed by: Ken Kwapis
Released in 1988 by Columbia Pictures
Nick Deezy is a psychometrist which means he can sense who has been in contact with any object he touches and what has happened. Upon discovering his girlfriend cheated on him he decides to meet up with other gifted psychics at a study. In doing so he comes across Sylvia Pickel who has a psychic guide Louise. Both of them get recruited by a man named Harry Buscafusco, who claims his son got lost in Ecuador. They both agree to join him and that is where the real trouble begins…
This is an absolute little treasure of a film. I have my own copy on VHS tape as I have yet to find it on dvd.
It stars the heart throbs of the ’80’s namely Jeff Goldblum and Julian Sands (ok Julian might have been my idea of a heart-throb back then, I will admit to that!). It is a quirky movie that is a great platform for the comedic talents of Cyndi and Jeff. This was Cyndi’s first lead role and she did a remarkable job with it. She really works in the role of Sylvia. What is also fun to see is the height difference between her and Jeff. He really towers over her. The nicest way shown is in a dance sequence where he literally lifts her quite a distance from the floor to lift her up to his height. What also is endearing is how much they initially seem to completely dislike one another and are forced together due to the circumstances. The lively insults Sylvia hurls towards Nick are just hilarious.
And then of course is the legendary Peter Falk as the wonderful Harry Buscafusco. It is so nice to see him in this comedic role with great one liners that kinda stick with you. I have always known him for Columbo so to see him in this entirely different role is quite refreshing.
I am not sure how hard this movie is to find, I think you may find it on dvd via ebay or something similar. Or catch it on TV when they show it but I guarantee you that it is a must see regardless. I really hope you can find it and love it. Especially if one is into a young Jeff Goldblum… ahem.