Tuesday, March 6, 2012
His 1988 film Working Girl is another showcase of actors. To think the daughter of one of Hitchcock's blondes and two outer space badasses would be responsible for starring in this smart satire of sex and the workplace.
The two leading ladies are Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver. Both are on completely different ends of the business world. Griffith is a novice but she knows what she's doing. Weaver is a professional but she doesn't have a clue as to what she's doing. It's fun to see these two on screen.
The leading man is Harrison Ford, who is actually really great here. Bear in mind that he did a number of action movies throughout the 1980's (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner), so it's nice to see him in a lighter role.
All in all, Working Girl is a really good movie. The one major put-off is the 1980's fashion. (Seriously, they thought huge hair and shoulder pads looked good?) Still, a comedy that's smart and focuses on a woman that's not a sexpot is a rarity these days.
My Rating: ****1/2