Working Girl Movie Review 1988

Information and Film Reviews for Working Girl the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Romantic comedy set in the Big Apple has secretary Tess McGill (Griffith) working her way to the top in spite of her manipulative boss Katherine Parker (Weaver in a powerful parody). Tess gets her chance to shine when Katherine breaks a leg and she strikes a business deal with Jack Trainer (Ford)that turns to romance. A 1980s Cinderella story that's sexy, funny, and sharply written and directed. Nice work by Ford, but this is definitely Griffith's movie. And keep an eye on Tess's gal pal Cynthia (Cusack).

Distribution

CBS/Fox Video, 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212)373-4800, Toll-free: 800-800-4369, Fax: (212)373-4803, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 115 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Comedy, Corporate Shenanigans, Rags to Riches, Women, Cinderella Stories, New York, New York, Workin' for a Livin', Bad Bosses, Birthdays
Screenplay
Kevin Wade
Cast
Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Cusack, Alec Baldwin, Philip Bosco, Ricki Lake, Nora Dunn, Olympia Dukakis, Oliver Platt, James Lally, Kevin Spacey, Robert Easton
Cinematography
Michael Ballhaus
Director
Mike Nichols
Music
Carly Simon, Rob Mounsey
Producer
20th Century-Fox

Awards

Oscars 1988: Song ("Let the River Run"); Golden Globes 1989: Actress--Mus./Comedy (Griffith), Film--Mus./Comedy, Song ("Let the River Run"), Support. Actress (Weaver).

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