DVD - 1988
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Tom Cruise plays Brian Flanagan, a young confident and ambitious bartender who, with the help of a seasoned pro, becomes the toast of Manhattan's Upper East Side. But when he moves to Jamaica and meets an independent artist, their vivid romance brings a new perspective to the self-centered bartender's life.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Video, 1988.
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9780788832789
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.


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May 26, 2019

I have mixed emotions about Cocktail. The storyline is rather unoriginal, but it is entertaining. I liked Elizabeth Shue as the woman that Cruise meets in Jamaica. She brought a lot of life into this film, which, the more I see it, falls a little short of my expectations. Tom Cruise is okay as Brian Flannigan, but Elizabeth is the one who really shines here.

Mar 14, 2018

Let me tell ya - I have always believed Thomas Mapother IV.... (Oops!)... I mean, Tom Cruise to be nothing but a total no-talent pretty-boy - And, the fact that he couldn't even convincingly play a shallow, self-loving bartender in "Cocktail" confirms that belief of mine, 100%.

And this confirmation about Thomas has now prompted me to swear that I'll never, ever watch another one of his dreary films ever again. Never. I'm serious here.

Mapother IV... I mean, Cruise was so annoyingly clueless in his role as stud-muffin bartender, Brian Flanagan that I'm certain someone out of camera-range was actually continually feeding him his lines so that he would know WTF? was expected of him next. I'm not kidding here.

Anyway - To say that this formulaic "poor-boy-meets-rich-girl" story from 1988 was pure pedestrian rubbish would truly be an understatement like no other.

Yeah, it's not that good of a film...maybe, if you like the 80s music, and you get off on a youthful Elizabeth Shue, and you like soap opera style relationship conflict writing...maybe then, this would be worth a perusal.

Nov 06, 2017

Not nearly as fun as I remember it. Starts out good and goes downhill fast. Elisabeth Shue is darling as always. Look for her in a great 80's film - "Adventures in Babysitting." KCLS has it.

Jan 16, 2016

If you like this one, its similar to Top Gun? Without the bad ballads?

Mar 30, 2013

Tom Crooze (google that for a laugh) flair bartending for 103 minutes with a few gratuitous sex scenes and bad dialogue.

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