Doug Galecawitz says:
Summary: THE GREATEST SPORTS MOVIE IN HISTORY!!!
What does one say about a film of such breathtaking beauty and atonishing artistry. Masterfully directed by Jim Clark in 1978, this film stands on the pantheon of cinema genius. How Deer Hunter won Oscars over this remains one of the huge miscalculations on behalf the motion picture academy. Solid skillful directing, is backed up 100% by acting that borders godlike. Wonderful cinematography, magical camera technique, and a highly unique style of story telling as the titillating plot unfolds with unending suspense and timing. Cinema was changed forever by this movie, and in Cannes it got a standing ovation of over 15 minutes. Perfection. I even saw boobs.
And zmaturin says:
As much as I enjoyed the lush photography and many-faceted storyline of "Debbie Does Dallas", I don't think the film is entirely successful as a complete work of entertainment. Don't get me wrong, I immediately connected with the lead character, Debbie, an innocent cheerleader who works at a sporting good shop run by a guy who looks kind of like Billy Crystal, but I felt the character's motivations are flawed as they move through the film. The sporting good store owner pays for the entire cheerleading squad's trip to Dallas (they never actually *get* to Dallas, so the title's a cheat!!) just for one night with Debbie? That plot twist didn't make me sympathize with Debbie.
Also, there are a lot of naked people in this. I couldn't believe it! I am in no way a *prude*, but the amount of nude men and women was shocking! Not the kind of movie I'd expect from the "work out" section at Blockbuster.
Anyway, great soundtrack and photography (many of the shots, such as the wet T-Shirt car wash) obviously influenced current directors like Jim Jarmusch and Merchant/Ivory. But I can't wholly recommend it. It was like watching a porno!