Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tootsie (1982)

Today's film is Tootsie, starring Dustin Hoffman.  He plays Michael, an actor who is known for being impossibly difficult.  Unable to find a job (that doesn't involve being in a restaurant), he dresses as a woman for a part.  Unexpectedly, he gets the job and has to maintain the persona of a woman the entire time.  Through his role, he becomes an inspiration for women everywhere.

So this is listed as a "comedy drama".  What does that mean?  It means there is an equal balance of serious content and humor.  Well, I couldn't take it seriously because it's Dustin Hoffman in drag, and I found the humor part of it tiring.

What happens to Michael as he stays dressed as a woman?  Everything you could expect would happen to him.  He wants to tell a girl he likes her, but can't reveal his true self and lose his job.  An older man falls in love with him, and he can't reveal that he's not actually an older woman.  So predictable.  Everything about this is cliche and lame.

This movie is a total waste of time.  I'm giving it a 4/10.

No comments:

Post a Comment