If that doesn't seem like your cup of tea, it doesn't need to be for you to enjoy the film. Tootsie centers around Dustin Hoffman, whose fiery energy enlivens every scene he is in. Sometimes, he is committed to being Dorothy, and other times, he is committed to being Michael. I recognize Dustin's suffering from too many commitments. By the end of the film, the line, "She misses you," in response to Julia saying, "I miss Dorothy," has deeper meaning, because Michael, the actor, is separating himself from Dorothy. Thus, Dustin is fully committed to being Michael, while retaining what he found as Dorothy. God, I am confused. I love Hoffman's acting, okay? Bill Murray, as Hoffman's roommate, deals the goods with his everlasting deadpan wit. So does George Gaynes, who basically plays himself as an old-time soap opera star and humiliates himself in wooing Dorothy until Bill Murray walks in on Gaynes and Dorothy. The ongoing relationship between Michael and Sandy (Teri Garr) is rich in humour and drama. Initially platonic, Michael acts sexually when Sandy caught him undressing himself. Unbeknownst to Sandy, he was undressing only to re-dress in one of her dresses. Nevertheless, the two have sex and then try to date throughout most of the movie. It doesn't work... to great comedic effect! It's all so lovely, and I barely addressed the romance between Hoffman and Lange. It is likely that you can guess why Dorothy would have trouble making a move on the heterosexual Julia. At one point, Dorothy tries to kiss Julia, and it's awkward between them. Grand reveal, Dorothy is a man! Julia doesn't like to be deceived by another guy. Okay, last scene. I quoted it earlier. The ending is a bit ambiguous, but literally, it ends with the two casually talking and walking together, arms on each other's backs. Given the strong feminist message the film had been trying to send for most of its length, I have trouble in believing that the ending was the two going into a relationship. It seemed more like a friendship. The interpretation may differ in another's eyes, but I say what I saw. And I love what I saw.