Goody and Stacy spend their nights like most typical 20-somethings in New York - clubbing and living it up in the big city, desperate for their next thrill. Though these two do have one attribute which makes them quite different - they happen to be blood-sucking vampires. Goody and Stacy prey on the blood of rodents to fulfill their hunger and much like everyone else, still have a lot to learn about life, particularly relationships and love. Amy Heckerling's Vamps is a mildly entertaining comedy which uses vampirism to inject some life into the somewhat tired rom-com genre. The comedy is rather hit or miss, with a few memorable lines sprinkled throughout the running time. Essentially Vamps is a good example of a film that is more cute than funny, doing just enough to make it modestly charming. The film's best comedic moments tend to revolve around the ageless quality of vampires, showcasing how Goody and Stacy must keep-up with the world which is constantly changing all around them. That being said, the film seems to know this as well and eventually even these jokes become tired towards the end of the film. Also of note is a surprising abundance of homages to silent cinema, with Goody and Stacy happening to be major fans. Vamps also features a deep cast, with Sigourney Weaver as Cisserus, the vamp responsible for turning both Goody and Stacy, being the highlight. Vamps is one of those films which is instantly forgettable, yet during the viewing I found myself entertained.
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