Risky Business (2008) Risky Business is the film that first put Cruise in sunglasses and lit up his 500-watt grin. He was just 21 when he played Joel…
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Risky Business (2008)

Risky Business, Tom Cruise | BEFORE THE CRAZY... there was Risky Business and a young effervescent Tom Cruise in his undies
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BEFORE THE CRAZY... there was Risky Business and a young effervescent Tom Cruise in his undies
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 16, 2008; DVD Release Date: Sep 16, 2008; Movie Rated: R; With: Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay

Risky Business is the film that first put Cruise in sunglasses and lit up his 500-watt grin. He was just 21 when he played Joel Goodsen, a Chicago teen who takes up with a call girl (De Mornay) and turns his home into a brothel. He doesn’t deliver Trop­ic Thunder-size laughs, but he was deft at comedy even then — especially strumming air guitar in his underwear. The best EXTRA on this 25th anniversary disc: a screen test of the star running lines with endearing gawkiness. B+

Originally posted Sep 23, 2008 Published in issue #1014 Oct 03, 2008 Order article reprints