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Title: Working Girl


Date: 1988
Type: Drama
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Yes
Director: Mike Nichols
Producer:

Comment
Melanie Griffiths is the secretary who impersonates her boss (Sigourney Weaver) who is out of the country and pulls off a big deal with Harrison Ford with whom she falls in love with. Her boss returns and discovers the deception. This is an entertaining and excellent send up of corporate America in the 1980's with good performances from Harrison Ford and Melanie Griffiths. Melanie Griffthis charcter sums up the aspirations of a secretary with abilities but constrained by the male corporate culture of the time. The film also benefits from a very good sound track, some crisp editing and sympathetic cinematography.

Actors

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
Melanie GriffithMelanie Griffiths
Sigourney WeaverSigourney Weaver
Joan CusackJoan Cusack
Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
Philip Bosco
Nora Dunn
Oliver Platt
Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey
Olympia DukakisOlympia Dukakis
Julia Silverman
Ricki LakeRicki Lake

Oscars

Nomination Best Picture
Nomination - Best Director - Mike Nichols
Best Actress Nomination - Melanie Griffiths
Best Actress Nomination - Joan Cusack
Best Actress Nomination - Sigourney Weaver

Music

Carly Simon
Quotes
I have a head for business and a body for sin
Never burn bridges. Today's junior prick, tomorrow's senior partner!
Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn't make me Madonna. Never will.
The earth moved. The angels wept. The Polaroids are, are, uh... are in my other coat.

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