The Real Blonde (1998)

The Real Blonde



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Movie Info

In this episodic off-beat comic spoof, iconoclastic American independent filmmaker Tom DeCillo (Living in Oblivion, Johnny Suede) skewers modern relationships, sexism, soap operas, the Holocaust, New Yorkers and the objectification of women. The story centers around unemployed actor Bob and his longtime girlfriend Mary.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tom DiCillo
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 26, 1999
Paramount Pictures


as Dee Dee Taylor

as Dr. Leuter

as Harassing Man

as Blair's Assistant

as Biker Boy Pete

as Biker Boy Ken

as Dirty Old Man

as Porno Clerk

as Playful Waiter

as Waitress in Restaura...

as Man in Restaurant

as Wife in Restaurant

as Young Man in Restaur...

as Young Woman in Resta...

as Biker Chick

as Biker Chick

as Biker Chick

as Biker Chick

as Soap Director

as Stagehand

as Whipped Cream Man

as Young Woman

as Sheila

as Chantal

as Beach Boy

as Empty V Interviewer

as Successful Actor
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Critic Reviews for The Real Blonde

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (13)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | April 25, 2003
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Dated '90s satire filled with sex talk and profanity.

Full Review… | June 23, 2015
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for The Real Blonde


Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

As happens so often with ensemble cast films it seems they try to supplement the lack of plot with the number of big names they can fit into the credits. At times this film can be fun to watch, but it tries so hard to deliver a message regarding the world being phony and pretentious and obsessed with physical beauty that it becomes what it is trying to parody. It is also too obvious (to go as far as putting the word "facade" on a poster during a particularly 'poignant' scene). This movie misses the mark in so many ways. I adore so many of the actors in this movie (though this was really the worst performance I have ever seen Matthew Modine give...unless that was another point the film was trying to smash you over the head with) and some of the moments were very funny and really did hit home, but that only accounted for about 20% of the film. The rest of it was cliché and trite. It is watchable and there are some real gem scenes and messages, but it could have been done so much better. It was trying to be an art house film and so it arrived as a Hollywood flop. Rent it for a lark or to see some of your long lost movie pals, but don't put to much money down on it coming in first in your movie ranks.

Dean L

Super Reviewer

Disappointing, considering I enjoyed DiCillo's LIVING IN OBLIVION.

Steve B.

Super Reviewer

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