"Vibes" is an overlooked gem, waiting to be discovered. It's faults (weak special effects, and underdeveloped script) are swamped by the enthusiastic performances of Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum. There are so many quick one liners that could easily be missed, multiple viewings are almost mandatory. Peter Falk delivers some real gems too. I can see why the film never found an audience, because it is very silly in parts, yet knives in the back are nothing to laugh at. I say this, go in expecting some dark humor along with endearing acting from Lauper and Goldblum and you will not be disappointed. Simply come along for the ride and leave logic at home. - MERK
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Vibes is a movie starring Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Goldblum, and Ramon Bieri. Psychics hired to find lost temple...
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Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum play two psychics hired by Peter Falk to find his long lost son in a foreign country. When they get there they discover he's really hired them to help find a hidden temple in the mountains where all the psychic energy in the world comes from.
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Frantic fun film that deserves "cult status" ...........Reviewed bymerklekranzVote: 8/10
I have seen this film at least five times and each time I find it hilarious.
Not only are the jokes funny, the performers superb, but unlike many comedies the jokes fit tightly with the action and the plot line is solid and engaging. It has components of the romantic comedy and the action-adventure film.
It has not been a big success and this must be because the jokes are all about new-age topics- psychic powers, astral travel, mysterious Incan cults, etc. Nothing is funny if you are not very familiar with the subject.
The best mother-in-law joke is not as funny to someone who has never had a mother-in-law, and not funny at all to someone who doesn't even know what one is.
The cast, as you can see, includes Falk and Goldblum, two extremely funny guys who give superb performances. But Lauper also gives, in her first screen appearance, an extremely funny performance; she is a gifted comedienne, and it is a shame her film career never took off. Sands, Gress and the other supporting actors are also very good in their roles; each character is very vivid and three-dimensional in spite of being comic caricatures.
The script, by veterans Ganz and Mandel (Splash, Parenthood, lots of TV stuff) is in my opinion their funniest by far.
So if you have interest in psychic, new-age, metaphysical, channeling and other such eccentricities, you might also find this one of your favorite comedies.
It has been about 4 years since I've seen this movie. I still, up until as recently as last weekend, look for it at the swap meet, in libraries, at Blockbuster. All to no avail. Glad to read it is supposed to come out on DVD early in '09.
Jeff Goldblum is always interesting, Peter Faulk is always likable and hilarious.
The biggest surprise is Cyndi Lauper. She can not only act, but really wins you over with the sincerity of which she played her character. I was blown away by the strength and beauty of her voice when she sang without accompaniment. Although that scene was a very small part of the movie, she really impressed me.
Am looking forward to the next time I get to see it.