Outrageous Fortune (1987)
Two disparate aspiring actresses (wiseacre, earthy Bette Midler and stuffy, affected Shelley Long) attending the same acting class, hate each other even more when they discover that they are in love with the same guy. When they discover that he is an enemy spy and has been using them, they team up and set off on a riotous cross-country journey for revenge. This was the Walt Disney company's first comedy aimed at adult audiences.
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Critic Reviews for Outrageous Fortune
As a vehicle for their considerable comic talents, the enterprise is wheelclamped by typecasting.
There's more regressive coyness in this buddy adventure-comedy than anyone should have to sit through in a lifetime...
Such rarefied screen writing calls for the peerless talents of Arthur Hiller, a director with the comic timing of a tax auditor.
Unfortunately, the movie is so busy cross-polinating its genres that it never pauses for the kind of thought that might have made it really special, instead of just fitfully funny.
The plot here has been played out hundreds of times (and often better) in other films.
A female buddy-buddy movie which grows more and more tiresome as it unspools
Pretty funny star comedy with a couple hysterical bits.
I'm STILL trying to figure out why this film was a hit.
Great comedic pairing. Good fun.
I shudder to think that a Shelley Long-Bette Midler pairing could have been considered a sure thing by anyone, at any time.
Audience Reviews for Outrageous Fortune
Extremely funny! Middler and Long are a great duo in this movie, and I just loved the story, it's fantastic. I love this movie, and I highly recommend it.More
Hadn't seen this since I was a kid, barely remembered it. Pretty funny, if unlikely movie. In the 80s, you really to suspend your disbelief in order to watch something like this. lolMore
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