Written January 31, 2015
could it be, one of the greatest?
Written November 29, 2008
In an era of mind-numbingly BAD comedies, it is again SO refreshing to visit the characters & complications that inhabit Sydney Pollack's marvelous 1982 film Tootsie. Starring Dustin Hoffman in a tour de force performance as unemployed NY actor Michael Dorsey who changes into Dorothy Michaels to land a part on a daytime soap opera, this movie never ceases to entertain with its witty observations about gender bending for a personal cause that ends up being quite a lesson in growing up as a individual. Jessica Lange, Bill Murray, and Dabney Coleman are just a few of the delighful cast members who get pulled into the comic vortex here with alternately hilarious and heart-warming results as Hoffman proves yet again why he is such a chameleon of an actor. The succession of events that propel the film from about 3/4 of the way to the delightful climax during a "live" broadcast are simply small miracles of acting to behold! Rent it in lieu of any number of horrible recent releases and see!
Written September 16, 2011
This movie was very good. Wonderful Performance for Jessica Lange.