The Associate (1996)
Tired of being ignored by her high-powered colleagues because of her gender and stinging because she has once again been passed over for a promotion, Wall Street financial analyst Laurel (Whoopi Goldberg) quits her job. With the help of super-secretary Sally (Dianne Wiest), Laurel launches her own firm. Unfortunately, most potential clients are unwilling to trust a woman to handle their finances. This comedy charts the elaborate plot for revenge that begins when Laurel and Sally invent a WASPy old boss named Robert S. Cutty. Thanks to the canny "Cutty's" instincts and tips, as relayed through Laurel, the women's business takes off. The pair are delighted with their success until the pressure mounts to have Cutty, who is always "away" from the office, appear. Unable to sustain their ruse otherwise, Laurel employs the talents of a professional transvestite and turns herself from a black woman into the snow-white Cutty thereby creating all kinds of comical chaos for everyone involved. This film is based on the 1980 French film starring Michel Serrault, L'Associe. … More
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Goldberg's unconvincing makeup looks like a cheap latex Halloween mask of a cross between Marlon Brando and the guy on the Quaker Oats box.
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