THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY: 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION REVIEWED
“Thank God It’s Friday” is famous for Last Dance winning the Best Original Song Oscar. You know that Donna Summer song? I keep forgetting that a new chunk of the audience wasn’t born until 2000 and that depresses me. Ask one of your grandparents about Donna Summer. Back to the film, it was Columbia Pictures cashing in on the Disco craze with the help of Motown and Casablanca. The classic Detroit label and the disco talents at Casablanca opened up their rosters to stuff every inch of the film with top acts.
The Commodores get their moment and Donna Summer covers a heavy portion of the film. All the while, Jeff Goldblum and Debra Winger pick up the weight of the acting. The film was dated before the end credits, but it’s also an A/V treat that brings the audience into another world. Somehow, the entire production feels less cocaine fueled than Xanadu, but the reach of the white powder does stain the edges of the presentation.
Being a PG movie meant it couldn’t be as rough as its contemporaries, so treat it like Disco training wheels. Watch that be the pull quote.
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- LPCM 2.0 Stereo