Innocently good, fun comedy which is better than the
title would suggest and is a decent twist on other culture clash movies and fish out of water tales.
Brendan Fraser plays Adam, a 35 year old who was born
and raised in a nuclear fallout shelter with his parents all his life. He emerges from the depths into California, 1999 on a quest to find supplies for his parents but also wants to
find a girl for himself, and he meets Valley Girl, Eve (Silverstone).
He asks for Eve's help to show him around town and
introduce him to 90's culture, but he's still very much stuck in the 60's with his mannerisms, speech and love of Perry Como music.
It's a sweet film with a few funny moments but also
many silly ones. Brendan Fraser plays a good part, but all the cast are generally good, especially Christopher Walken as Adam's bookish father.
While growing up in the bunker, Calvin unsuccessfully
attempts to explain the game of baseball to a young Adam. When Adam finally leaves the bunker, he gets to witness a game, upon which he states "Now I get it! You have to actually see it to
understand it!" The game he is watching is in fact softball, not baseball.