9 to 5 Reviews
Infantile feminist fantasy. You can see cultural decay in all this stuff. Funny in theory, but simply difficult to bear. Dolly is great but Tomlin is awful. Treating pot like the magic cure-all is so boring, & already old in 1980. There's some sort of lesson to be learned from the fact that the biggest laughs in ''Nine to Five,'' as well as in several other feminist comedies, depend on enthusiastic, unabashed misanthropy. I don't feel any sympathy for them. Just stop whining. But that's why you don't get as far as men do.
Three women in an office setting: a long time employee, a new girl, and the boss' secretary collaborate to get revenge on their mean spirited and evil boss. Their plan is very intricate and involves kidnapping while still trying to maintain their day-to-day life. Can the girls achieve their goals through this unusual method of trying to change their boss?
"You're going to get the hang of it and really be sorry."
Colin Higgins, director of Foul Play and The Best Little Whore House in Texas, delivers 9 to 5. The storyline for this picture is very mediocre and just okay. The comedic content was inconsistent but the acting was pretty good. The cast includes Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, Dabney Coleman, and Henry Jones.
"I know right where to stick it."
I came across this film on Netflix and thought it would be an entertaining film from this era. It was very mediocre with some good lines and sequences but nothing that makes this a must see or even worth recommending. I only recommend seeing this if nothing better is on.
"Here comes General Patton."