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Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman), a brilliant but troublesome New York actor, has managed to alienate every producer on both coasts. Michael's agent George Fields (Sydney Pollack) can't even get his client a commercial since Michael complained that the tomato he was playing wasn't properly motivated. "You were a tomato!" screams George in desperation, adding that Michael is so obnoxious that he will probably never work again. Dorsey thinks otherwise; when he hears of an opening on a popular soap
Dec 1, 1982 Wide
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It is not just the best comedy of the year; it is popular art on the way to becoming cultural artifact.
...there are several solid laughs and some excellent supporting performances.
The tone is quick-witted and appealing, with some of the smartest dialogue this side of Billy Wilder...
It turns out to be a touching love story, after all -- so touching that you may be surprised how moved you are at the conclusion of this comedy.
Tootsie restores the original meaning to the term 'situation comedy,' free of the pejorative associations that have accrued over the years because of the glut of awful ones on television.
Hoffman is magnificent in his dual role, though it's Bill Murray who stealthily steals scenes.
A sparkling turn by Hoffman and an absolutely fabulous cast make this a risk -- and a risque -- success.
Pollack's easy-going, gender-bending comedy seems to have grown in stature and reputation with age, and it is not difficult to see why.
The film is mostly remembered for Dustin Hoffman's outstanding portrayal of Dorothy, the bespectacled, conservative woman who stands for neither discrimination nor nonsense
...an amiable and frequently hilarious comedy that boasts one of the most effective performances of Hoffman's career.
One of the best and most significant comedies of the 1980s: Some Like It Hot, when Dustin Hoffman is in drag, it does change his attitude toward sex, women, and courtship. Pollack is here at his best as a commercial director.
One of the funniest things I have ever seen was Dustin Hoffman weeping uncontrollably as he recounted how he never truly understood the inner pain and torment of what it felt like to be an ugly woman until he made Tootsie.
One of the funniest films of the Reagan-era
- Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels: What kind of mother would I be if I didn't give my girls tits tips?
- Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels: I was a better man with you as a woman than I ever was with a woman as a man.
- Jeff: Mike, I really appreciate you're doing this, but it is just for the money. Isn't it? It's not just so you can wear these little outfits.
- Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels: I'm not even gonna answer that.
- Les: The only reason you're still living is because I never kissed you.
- Jeff: This is one nutty hospital.
- John Van Horn: Does Jeff know?
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