I've never heard of Motorama, and Flea and Meat Loaf appearing in a movie isn't always promising (though I didn't know until I was nearly 30 that Flea was in Back To The Future Part II!) but I will look it up! Huh, only 15 external reviews on IMDb?....that's less than friggin' Rubin & Ed! Looks like it comes from Barrymore's "jailbait" phase, like that awful movie about her and the crazy boy out in the desert with the gun. And Poison Ivy!
You know what dumb early 90s teen movie I'd be willing to rewatch? Airborne.
I've never read that article on Updike and all the Updike I've read were the four Rabbit books--they're good though! I can see how he got the Bad Sex reputation, the third one had him trying to stuff Krugerrands into his wife's orifices. CANCEL!!!!!! The best of the four was the second book, Rabbit Redux, the best take on the 60s I know of in fiction.