When I was younger I had this film repeatedly forced upon me by a series of girlfriends. Now I am older it is still forced upon me by my girlfriend. I don't like musicals but... this film is a bit different.
I am not sure I am confident enough to actually say I like this film but I will tell you the good points from a male point of view.
1. Owning this film will demonstrate to the ladies that you 'have taste'
2. Knowing the words to at least some of the songs will assist in many situations eg. weddings, 30th, 40th, 50th birthdays and of course 80's night at the local disco.
3. If your beau does not currently own this film buy it for her as a present, she will love you for at least a little while.
The film is a bit more adult than most of the musicals out there dealing with some of the darker aspects of being a teen, albeit in a light hearted fashion. There are a few funny moments and just knowing who Kenickie is (or however you spell his name) will earn you brownie points at least once in your life.
This film did help to define the genre and of course, Olivia Newton-John + skin tight lycra!
Overall 4 stars; it is iconic, up-beat, has funny bits and appeals to all ages.