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Year
1988
Runtime
113 min.
Director
Mike Nichols
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Rating *
6.8
Votes *
45,248
Checks
6,406
Favs
198
Dislikes
49
Favs/checks
3.1% (1:32)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. Camille Deadpan's avatar

    Camille Deadpan

    This is a good movie! I am pleasantly surprised.
    But the clothes and the hair and the make up, oh my! I thought Joan Cusack - Cyn was making fun of it but no, she took it seriously and too far.
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    11 years 6 months ago
  2. danisanna's avatar

    danisanna

    I've never seen anything that screamed out '80's' more than this movie. 7 years 8 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Filmed at the height of 80s big hair and somehow exorcising the style with class, Working Girl could actually have been edgier (and thus better) by having some of the lies told towards the end be the truth. It's just a little too black and white and devoid of moral dilemma in its climax. A race to a happy ending, while from a mainstream perspective quite satisfying, makes the whole thing a bit inconsequential. Mike Nichols has his moments of flair, but we're generally very far from the cleverness of The Graduate. We're here for Melanie Griffith generating pathos as a secretary who wants more for herself. Sigourney Weaver has the funnier character, though supporting cast member Joan Cusack got my only real laughs. Harrison Ford's comedy mostly falls flat, but I like the humor at his expense, portrayed as a beefcake with a pheromonal aura women can't help but notice - it's fun. Working Girl is a good-hearted working class fantasy filled with watchable stars (and one unwatchable day player), and an amusing sitcom premise. 2 years 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #87 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers
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  2. This movie ranks #89 in Golden Globe Award - Best Motion Picture
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  3. This movie ranks #91 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions
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  4. This movie ranks #368 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  5. This movie ranks #917 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
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  6. This movie ranks #985 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #985 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  8. This movie ranks #1018 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  9. This movie ranks #1046 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
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