Monday, March 15, 2010
Meep Pic Of The Week: Rich Girl (1991)
Rich Girl was released by the blink and you missed it "Studio Three Film Corporation" in May of 1991 to little box office and then onto RCA Columbia Home Video that December (Remember when it took at least 6 months or more for a movie to hit Home Video?) They changed up the artwork for the VHS to cash in the success of Pretty Woman, emulating that hit film's poster art.
Even though Rich Girl is a B movie at heart (and a thinly veiled Dirty Dancing clone by way of Modern Rock 'N Roll) I find it impossibly charming. Thanks to a spirited performance by the eternally cute Jill Schoelen and the brooding Don Michael Paul, you can't help but end up really caring about it's nutty characters who are trapped within the confines of the routine plot of girl who falls for boy from the wrong side of the tracks.