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Follows the increasingly elaborate deception of a down-on-his-luck New York actor who disguises himself as a woman to get a coveted soap opera gig; while his female persona skyrockets to fame, he finds himself learning to be a better man.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2014]
Edition: Criterion collection.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781604658927
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION TOO
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Alternative Title: Tootsie (Motion picture)


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Laura_X Mar 10, 2015

Fish-Out-of-Water Comedy. Removing characters from their familiar "fish-bowl" and forcing them to figure-out life in a strange new environment produces some hilarious moments.

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SPL_Liz Nov 14, 2017

A man learns to be a better man by becoming a woman. The film wasn't laugh out loud funny but the type of humour that is kind of touching and that you can look back on and laugh. Dustin Hoffman as Dorothy/Michael gets himself into some amusing situations with suitors and girlfriends. Bill Murray inserts some of his own brand of comedy. I recommend watching the special features which go into the making of the film and point out some of the finer details of the actors' performances.

Mar 05, 2016

Terrific acting by Hoffman, very much a classic.

Jul 22, 2014

Dustin Hoffman will amaze you as Dorothy Michaels auditioning for a soap opera part. He can change his voice, mannerisms and look the part of a beautiful woman. If you read the "Description" you can see that he runs into trouble dressed as a woman. It is all in good fun and I think you will enjoy a night out with this amusing story.

Apr 22, 2013

A great barrier-breaking comedy that is funny but with substance. I would highly recommend it.

Feb 11, 2013

Is there hilarity? Yes. Is there bathos? Sure. Pathos? On occasion. Is there tons of heart, and deep feeling under all the silliness? Absolutely. This is one of my all-time favorite comedies. I love a movie that makes me laugh but doesn't forget that comedy needs to remain emotionally true to be truly affecting. Amazing film. Too bad Hal Ashby (Harold and Maude, Shampoo, Being There) was too far gone by the time his chance to direct this film came up. It would have been very interesting to see what he did with it.

btmslt May 23, 2012

A so-so "fun" type of movie.

Dec 13, 2010

A cinematic masterpiece. "Emily Kimberly" is a great screen creation. A career high-point for pretty much everyone concerned, particularly George Gaynes and a magnificent Charles Durning.

Jul 28, 2010

A great classic... I loved Hoffman as a woman!


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Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

That is one nutty hospital.

Feb 11, 2013

Dorothy Michaels: Oh I know what y'all really want is some gross, caricature of a woman to prove some idiotic point that power makes a woman masculine, or masculine women are ugly. Well shame on you for letting a man do that, or any man that does that. That means you, dear. Miss Marshall. Shame on you, you macho shit head.

May 22, 2012

Michael (as Dorothy) in womans voice; Taxi, Taxi, oh Taxi, (now angrily, in mans voice) TAXI!!!


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Mar 19, 2012

Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie's father, Les, falls for "Dorothy."
Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Geena Davis, Bill Murray. .

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