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Blake Edwards (Victor/Victoria) wrote and directed this sharp if somewhat underachieving satire about sexual politics, in which an unrepentant playboy (Perry King), with a long trail of broken hearts behind him, dies and comes back as a woman (Ellen Barkin). Barkin is terrific as a babe with the mind and soul of a stud, and her struggles to reconcile her male impulses with the realities of her new body are the best material in the film. Jimmy Smits is fine as her best friend (back when she was a he, however), and JoBeth Williams is memorable as one of the deceased fellow's castoffs--she ironically becomes an ally of his incarnation as a woman. This isn't Edwards at his greatest, but it's a highly watchable minor entry in his canon. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Ellen BarkinAmanda Brooks
Jimmy SmitsWalter Stone
JoBeth WilliamsMargo Brofman
Lorraine BraccoSheila Faxton
Tony RobertsArnold Freidkin
Perry KingSteve Brooks
Bruce PayneThe Devil
Lysette AnthonyLiz
Victoria MahoneyFelicia
Basil HoffmanHiggins
Catherine KeenerSteve's Secretary
John LafayetteSergeant Phillips
Tea LeoniConnie the Dream Girl

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Blake Edwards
  • Producer: HBO
  • Length: 104 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 10, 1991
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 3, 2004
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