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Tootsie

2 Ratings: 5.0
Comedy movie directed by Sydney Pollack

One of the touchstone movies of the 1980s,Tootsiestars Dustin Hoffman as an out-of-work actor who disguises himself as a dowdy, middle-aged woman to get a part on a hit soap opera. The scheme works, but while he/she keeps up the charade, Hoffman's character … see full wiki

Director: Sydney Pollack
Genre: Comedy
2 reviews about Tootsie
review by . November 26, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
TOOTSIE is now well and truly over 25 years old, but still remains as fresh and funny as it was when it first premiered. A real joy. Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Bill Murray and Teri Garr star in this keenly observed Sydney Pollack gem with a genuine New York showbusiness background.    Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) is New York's most untouchable, unemployable actor. No one in the business is prepared to work with him, and he's reduced to operating as an acting coach for …
review by . September 22, 2003
When I first saw this film more than 20 years, I really did not fully appreciate then what director Sydney Pollack, his cast, and his crew had achieved. To be sure, I found the humor hilarious, the cross-dressing and gender-bending clever, and all of the performances first-rate. I have the same opinion today. However, in ways and to an extent no previous film had done, Tootsie makes certain assertions which have serious implications, then and now. For example, that at least some men can more fully …
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