Owen Gleiberman
May 17, 1991 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Rich Girl

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
96 minutes
performer
Don Michael Paul, Jill Schoelen, Sean Kanan
genre
Romance, Drama

We gave it a D-

Rich Girl, a synthetic piece of piffle about a wealthy young woman turned cocktail waitress and the wrong-side-of-the-tracks rebel rock star she falls for has the same relation to a real James Dean movie as Love Connection has to Romeo and Juliet. The only times the film even rises to the level of camp are during its unfathomably icky, pulse-pounding musical numbers, in which the beefcake hero (Don Michael Paul — why do I suspect he wasn’t born with that name?) screams out such power-schlock lyrics as, ”Love stops the hands of time/In the middle of a dream, we cross the line/Love stops the hands of time/We can last forever or at least tonight!” D-

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