Very enjoyable movie great acting well worth watching.
very entertaining with a lot of humour.Why aren`t we seeing more lighthearted movies like this
Such a sweet movie! Once I got over the ginormous 80's hairstyles I really got into the story. It's not the most deepest movie in the world, but all the actors have a good chemistry with each other and the whole thing is just sweet. The opening song is great too!
You have to be able to read the hairstyle codes to work out who's worker and who's boss - but who can read hairstyles from so long ago? It's a funny cheeky romantic movie with a happy ending and no deep messages, worth a viewing. I only wish that Melanie Griffith's face had matured during the meteoric fortnight that her fortunes did.
This is PURE ENTERTAINMENT - funny and horny. Harrison is beautiful to say the least. Melanie looks fabulous in suspenders. Sigourney is stunning as the "dragon boss". Quality script - surprize!
It was very funny and pure entertainment. Harrison was a stunning stud. Melanie looks good in underwear. Weaver was beautiful as the "dragon boss". The story line is quality.
30 year-old Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith), gets a job as a secretary in the mergers and acquisitions section of a Wall Street firm, but her dolly-like appearance, which belies her intelligence, doesn't encourage her work-mates to take her too seriously. Her new boss, Katharine (Sigourney Weaver), rather unkindly tells her to 'get rid of those earrings', but still listens to her ideas. One of these recommends the takeover of a radio network by a company that would not normally be interested in radio. Her boss brushes her proposal aside as if not worthy of consideration. Tess stands-in for her boss when Katharine breaks her leg in a skiing accident and is away for 6 weeks. She is checking on something in Katharine's computer one day when she discovers her radio proposal in one of the files. Furious that Katharine should steal her idea, she moves into her office, and persuades one of her friends in the back-office to act as her secretary in times of need. From her research she knows that Jack Tanner (Harrison Ford), is the guy most likely to be interested in brokering the deal. She gives him a call and they arrange to meet next morning. That night she buys a dress specially to go to a party of mostly finance people. By chance Jack is there, sees this attractive blond sitting at the bar and goes over to chat her up, not realizing that she is the person he'll be meeting next morning. Mike Nichols paces this story perfectly. Tess takes us along with her as she slowly finds her feet in the cut-throat field of finance. Jack, when not dazzled by Tess, has the worried look of someone who knows all the pitfalls as the deal takes off. There's quite a bit of fun along the way, and a grand finale that you would expect from the director of 'The Graduate'.
If I had to pick my favourite movie this would be it! for all those who have been taken advantage of at work you will be cheering tess along..It's 80's but a 5 star keeper for me
This is another classic. Stellar cast with great romantic story and characters. Early movie for Joan Cusak who gave the memorable line "coffee, tea, me?"
This is another classic. Stellar cast with great romantic story and characters.
This was a fun movie but with a serious message about the times.
Good fun. Melanie Griffith & Harrison Ford were great & Sigourney Weaver was a fab Brat. But all that 80's hair!!!!
There were fewer rom-coms in the 80s than more recently, but a couple were top pieces of work. This one is tightly scripted, tightly performed, and may even have a satirical understorey cocking a snoot at corporate values. Or maybe not. But it's great work from the three leads. And it even has Joan Cusack!