Who wouldn't pay good money to see Dustin Hoffman dress up like a woman, and pull it off?
This guy is incredible as Michael Dorsey, a struggling, hard to work with, character actor who can't seem to land a part. In fact, no one wants to work with him at all--that is, until he shows up to an audition, as a woman. Of course, he lands the part his own girlfriend was after and now the fun begins. How on earth do you keep up this charade 24 hours a day--especially while falling for the leading lady...who thinks you're a woman? Believe it or not, it is--for the most part, handled tactfully and well, without the slapstick "having to be in two places at once costume-on/costume off in 3 minutes" routine--that's been way over done in the last few years. Michael finds that he is capable of deeper friendships and greater positive influence as 'Dorothy' than he's ever had as--a man. Could Dorothy be trying to teach him something too?
Motherly Advice: Being an 80's movie--you'll need to crank up the ClearPlay to high--for language and snarky remarks. There is a scene with Hoffman attempting to try on his friend's dress, and when he can't explain why he's in his underwear, he says he wants to sleep with her. Next scene--with ClearPlay--they are getting out of bed. Yeah, could have done without that. It's not really graphic, other than Hoffman in his boxers, but it effectively makes the point that casual sex is not a fair exchange for decent problem solving skills.
Hoffman learns-- through his female character's eyes--that he is as guilty of 'relationship disrespect' as the
next guy, and determines to come clean--even if it means losing everything he loves.
Clever, witty, and a good spring board to some valuable discussion on honesty, respect and what friendship truly means
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