The title isn't derogatory--
This is a quintessential 80's geeker flick. Not like crappy Meatballs or some lame college PCU borefest..but a fairly witty hour and some change..
Pretty good afternoon waster or permanent fixture in the 3am insomniac set.
Snappy dialog, awesome performances by all three leads and a great plot contribute to the fun of this send up on film noir. Kilmer actually succeeds in stealing some scenes from Downey Jr. (which is unusual) with his over the top character 'Gay Perry'.
A great fun ride of a film.