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Tootsie


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  Tootsie Review
Tookey's Rating
9 /10
 
Average Rating
8.95 /10
 
Starring
Dustin Hoffman , Jessica Lange , Teri Garr
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Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Written by: Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal from story by Don McGuire

 
 
 
Released: 1982
   
Genre: ROMANCE
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 116
 
 


 
A desperate actor (Dustin Hoffman, pictured right) dresses up as a woman to land a part in a TV soap opera, becomes a star, and falls in love with his leading lady (Jessica Lange, left).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Funny New York comedy which, for once, is urbane as well as urban. Sexism, soap opera and showbiz all come under scrutiny, and the screenplay is full of cracking dialogue.

All the acting is superb, none more so than in two small supporting roles by Bill Murray (as Hoffman's room-mate) and Pollack (as Hoffman's agent).


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