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Who's That Girl?

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Music Video & Concerts movie directed by James Foley

AfterDesperately Seeking Susan, Madonna was proclaimed a promising screen presence, but the one-two punch ofShanghai SurpriseandWho's That Girlput a dent in her ascent. Directed by James Foley, who worked with Sean Penn inAt Close Range(and shot … see full wiki

Director: James Foley
Genre: Music, Musical
1 review about Who's That Girl?

Madonna causes a commotion in this classic 80's comedy!

  • Jun 21, 2008
Rating:
+4
Madonna is the reigning goddess of pop, but she's had considerable trouble in finding movies which emulate the same box-office success. While it's now regarded as a classic 80's movie, WHO'S THAT GIRL (1987) was in fact not such a big hit when originally released; and most critics raked Madonna across the coals for her performance. Growing up in the decade that style forgot - aka the Eighties - I have a soft spot for the films of the era, so WHO'S THAT GIRL is a valuable addition to the collection...and Madonna isn't half bad, y'know!

Streetwise Nikki Finn (Madonna) has just been released following four years of jailtime after she took the fall for her boyfriend's murder. Now she must find the evidence which will clear her name and bring the true killer to justice. Nikki's unlikely cohort turns out to be Louden Trott (Griffin Dunne), a stuffy young businessman assigned to transport her from jail to the nearest bus-stop. Chased by crooks and undercover cops, Nikki and Louden bounce from one hilarious misadventure to the next...but could love ever be on the cards?

Madonna is a delightful presence and plays her role like a combination of Betty Boop and Judy Holliday. Griffin Dunne is the perfect straight-man to Madonna's comic shenanigans. The strong support cast also boasts John McMartin, Haviland Morris ("Sixteen Candles"), Sir John Mills and Bibi Besch. Madonna provided several chart toppers for the soundtrack ("Who's That Girl", "Causing a Commotion", "The Look of Love" and "Can't Stop").

Sadly the only DVD extra is the original trailer. A must-own for 80's movies fans!

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