Private School

Released 1983


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Noel Black
Private School is a teen sex comedy film directed by Noel Black that centers on a group of sex-crazed teenagers as they deal with their wild hormones while going to exclusive all-girls and all-boys private schools. For headmistress Miss Dutchbok (Fran Ryan), her main goal is to keep the young girls of the wealthy Cherryvale Academy out of temptation. Unfortunately, her hands are full with Christine (Phoebe Cates), her prank-pulling roommate Betsy (Kathleen Wilhoite), and nemesis Jordan (Betsy Russell). Christine (Phoebe Cates) is in love - and lust Ð with her cute All-American boyfriend Jim, who goes to the local all-boys school, Freemount. The two can't seem to stop themselves from sneaking off grounds and having some sneaky fun. The problem lies though in the passionate and vindictive Jordan, who has her eyes on Jim and will stop at nothing Ð even going so far as to take a few horse rides topless Ð to get him away from Christine. As the two lovebirds deal with problems of their own, Betsy deals with her two-timing dud of a boyfriend Bubba (Michael Zorek) as he and a few boys from Freemount dress up as girls in the hope to get a few eyefuls of the girls' shower. Private School is a comical teen comedy that is almost a cross between Porky's and Sixteen Candles.moreless


Metacritic Score

  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie's not without charm. There's a fresh, sweet relationship between one of the girls (Phoebe Cates) and her boyfriend, in which she is permitted to have the normal fears, do...

  • 30

    The New York Times Janet Maslin

    Movies like Private School usually make money, no matter how sleazy or derivative they happen to be.

  • 25

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    Strange as it sounds, the failure of this tawdry little odyssey into mammalia is that it doesn't make any sense. The smallest effort by writer, director or producer could have mean...

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Comedy, Drama


Romantic Comedy