Lucas is a pleasant little film with a cast of actors who went on to much better things (for a while at least). Corey Haim shows off the talent that made him a fine actor before his demise in the 90's. Charlie Sheen oozes charisma as a football playing jock, and Winona Ryder is excellent in the outsider role that she later made her trademark.
Lucas is a great understated movie from the 80's that surprises at every turn. It doesn't tick all the boxes and for that it stands apart from many other teen movies of the time.
It has since been parodied in films like Not Another Teen Movie. And lets face it, if a film is still being parodied 20 years after it was made, it has to have something going for it.
Very likeable teen coming of age flick.