Lists: Comedy, Romance, Romantic Comedy, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989

Brief Synopsis: "An unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises himself as a woman to get a role in a soap opera."

Overall Ranking: 714 (Rank from 1982: # 6)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 20%
Regular 80%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80Comedy: 6
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 5
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Thomas Pollock80
Sean Kelly70(full review)

People Involved

  • Dustin Hoffman (Michael Dorsey)
  • Dustin Hoffman (Dorothy Michaels)
  • Jessica Lange (Julie Nichols)
  • Teri Garr (Sandy)
  • Dabney Coleman (Ron Carlisle)
  • Charles Durning (Les Nichols)
  • Bill Murray (Jeff Slater)
  • Sydney Pollack (Director)