Category Archives: The Girl of My Dreams

27 – The Girl of My Dreams: SPLASH (1984) – Podcast Film Review



Ron Howard directs this delightful romantic comedy that would score one of the biggest hits of 1984, SPLASH.  Tom Hanks, Darryl Hannah and John Candy would all propel to a more secure stardom after their roles in this screwball but tender love story between a man who has trouble finding the right woman until a mermaid steps…or swims…into his life.


26 – The Girl of My Dreams: MANNEQUIN (1987) – Podcast Film Review



Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall star in this smash hit bubblegum romance about a struggling artist who falls in love with a mannequin possessed by a lovelorn ancient Egyptian spirit who turns his life around.  James Spader, Estell Getty, and Meshach Taylor have supporting roles in this quintessential 80s fantasy-romance.  Does it hold up?


25 – The Girl of My Dreams: XANADU (1980) – Podcast Film Review



The much-maligned 1980 musical gets re-evaluated in this podcast review.  Olivia Newton-John plays a muse who is sent to earth to inspire a struggling artist (Michael Beck) fulfill his dream of starting a roller-disco club with a retired construction magnate (Gene Kelly).  Newton-John and pop group ELO deliver a powerhouse soundtrack in this visually impressive first effort from future political documentarian Robert Greenwald.