WEIRD SCIENCE is a complete turnaround for writer-director John Hughes, a puerile comedy that relies on scatological humor and special effects to carry its weight. Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan M. Mitchell-Smith) are two geeky high school freshmen whose prurience is
surpassed only by their social ineptitude. The two take refuge in science fiction, computer technology, and their own hormonally inspired fantasies. After watching FRANKENSTEIN on the late, late show, Gary and Wyatt devise an elaborate computer program, hoping to create the perfect woman. A few
computer-generated special effects later, they achieve their goal, transforming an ordinary Barb...