History Film / WorkingGirl

22nd Feb '18 5:13:25 PM Ninamarie124
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''Working Girl'' was one of the more financially successful and critically acclaimed comedies of 1988. It was nominated for six Oscars: Best Actress for Creator/MelanieGriffith, Best Supporting Actress for both Joan Cusack and Sigourney Weaver, Best Director for Mike Nichols, and Best Picture. Music/CarlySimon won the Best Original Song Oscar for "Let the River Run". The film also won four Golden Globes, with Griffith and Weaver each winning for acting, Simon for her song, and the movie as a whole for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. The movie also inspired a short-lived 1990 NBC sitcom of the same name, starring none other than Creator/SandraBullock as Tess [=McGill=]. A ScreenToStageAdaptation, with music my Music/CyndiLauper, was announced in 2017.

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''Working Girl'' was one of the more financially successful and critically acclaimed comedies of 1988. It was nominated for six Oscars: Best Actress for Creator/MelanieGriffith, Best Supporting Actress for both Joan Cusack and Sigourney Weaver, Best Director for Mike Nichols, and Best Picture. Music/CarlySimon won the Best Original Song Oscar for "Let the River Run". The film also won four Golden Globes, with Griffith and Weaver each winning for acting, Simon for her song, and the movie as a whole for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. The movie also inspired a short-lived 1990 NBC sitcom of the same name, starring none other than Creator/SandraBullock as Tess [=McGill=]. A ScreenToStageAdaptation, with music my by Music/CyndiLauper, was announced in 2017.
18th Feb '18 6:35:22 PM eroock
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* CardboardBoxOfUnemployment: When Tess gets fired, she carries one of these boxes with her.

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* CardboardBoxOfUnemployment: When First when Tess gets moved and later when she gets fired, she carries one of these boxes with her. her.
18th Feb '18 6:33:18 PM eroock
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* CardboardBoxOfUnemployment: When Tess gets fired, she carries one of these boxes with her.


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* NotStayingForBreakfast: On their first night, Tess leaves Jack's place in the morning before he wakes up.
18th Feb '18 6:17:40 PM eroock
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!!'''This film contains examples of:'''

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18th Feb '18 6:17:27 PM eroock
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---> "It's not even leather!"

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---> --> "It's not even leather!"



--->'''Cyn:''' "Whaddya need speech class foe-wa? Ya tawk foine!"

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--->'''Cyn:''' -->'''Cyn:''' "Whaddya need speech class foe-wa? Ya tawk foine!"



--->'''Mick:''' "Tess! It's NotWhatItLooksLike. [beat] Actually, it ''is'' what it looks like, but ICanExplain!"

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--->'''Mick:''' -->'''Mick:''' "Tess! It's NotWhatItLooksLike. [beat] Actually, it ''is'' what it looks like, but ICanExplain!"



--->'''Cyn:''' "Can I get you anything? Coffee? Tea? Me?"

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--->'''Cyn:''' -->'''Cyn:''' "Can I get you anything? Coffee? Tea? Me?"
1st Dec '17 11:21:20 AM CosmicFerret
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Tess [=McGill=] (Melanie Griffith) is desperate to be taken seriously and recognized for her brains and business skill, and hopes to rise from the typing pool at the Wall Street investment firm Petty Marsh. Given one last chance after blowing out "Bob from Arbitrage", she's made personal assistant to Katharine Parker (Creator/SigourneyWeaver) in Mergers & Acquisitions. Katharine is willing to accept input and ideas from her, and is intrigued by Tess's big idea that would save a large company from a foreign takeover. Katharine then breaks her leg while away skiing in Switzerland, and she asks Tess to look after things in her absence. Tess soon discovers that Katharine is going to try to pass off Tess's idea as her own to the CEO of the threatened company. On top of this, she discovers her boyfriend (Creator/AlecBaldwin) is also cheating on her. Tess sets out to do a deal by using her idea herself and teams up with Jack Trainer (Creator/HarrisonFord) to close the deal before Katharine's return. The two slowly fall for each other little knowing that the other is Katharine's boyfriend/secretary...

''Working Girl'' was one of the more financially successful and critically acclaimed comedies of 1988. It was nominated for six Oscars: Best Actress for Melanie Griffith, Best Supporting Actress for both Joan Cusack and Sigourney Weaver, Best Director for Mike Nichols, and Best Picture. Music/CarlySimon won the Best Original Song Oscar for "Let the River Run". The film also won four Golden Globes, with Griffith and Weaver each winning for acting, Simon for her song, and the movie as a whole for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. The movie also inspired a short-lived 1990 NBC sitcom of the same name, starring none other than Creator/SandraBullock as Tess [=McGill=]. A ScreenToStageAdaptation, with music my Music/CyndiLauper, was announced in 2017.

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Tess [=McGill=] (Melanie Griffith) (Creator/MelanieGriffith) is desperate to be taken seriously and recognized for her brains and business skill, and hopes to rise from the typing pool at the Wall Street investment firm Petty Marsh. Given one last chance after blowing out "Bob from Arbitrage", she's made personal assistant to Katharine Parker (Creator/SigourneyWeaver) in Mergers & Acquisitions. Katharine is willing to accept input and ideas from her, and is intrigued by Tess's big idea that would save a large company from a foreign takeover. Katharine then breaks her leg while away skiing in Switzerland, and she asks Tess to look after things in her absence. Tess soon discovers that Katharine is going to try to pass off Tess's idea as her own to the CEO of the threatened company. On top of this, she discovers her boyfriend (Creator/AlecBaldwin) is also cheating on her. Tess sets out to do a deal by using her idea herself and teams up with Jack Trainer (Creator/HarrisonFord) to close the deal before Katharine's return. The two slowly fall for each other little knowing that the other is Katharine's boyfriend/secretary...

''Working Girl'' was one of the more financially successful and critically acclaimed comedies of 1988. It was nominated for six Oscars: Best Actress for Melanie Griffith, Creator/MelanieGriffith, Best Supporting Actress for both Joan Cusack and Sigourney Weaver, Best Director for Mike Nichols, and Best Picture. Music/CarlySimon won the Best Original Song Oscar for "Let the River Run". The film also won four Golden Globes, with Griffith and Weaver each winning for acting, Simon for her song, and the movie as a whole for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. The movie also inspired a short-lived 1990 NBC sitcom of the same name, starring none other than Creator/SandraBullock as Tess [=McGill=]. A ScreenToStageAdaptation, with music my Music/CyndiLauper, was announced in 2017.



* EightiesHair: Most of the secretaries and the women on Staten Island. Joan Cusack, to the extreme. Also Melanie Griffith in the early parts of the movie. Averted with Katharine, whose hairstyle would be seen as perfectly normal and professional even today.

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* EightiesHair: Most of the secretaries and the women on Staten Island. Joan Cusack, to the extreme. Also Melanie Griffith Creator/MelanieGriffith in the early parts of the movie. Averted with Katharine, whose hairstyle would be seen as perfectly normal and professional even today.



* FanService: Melanie Griffith has a couple of ''nice'' [[LingerieScene lingerie scenes]] (see BlackBraAndPanties above); lampshaded by Tess, who suggests to Mick that for a change, he should get her something she can wear outside the bedroom. Sigourney Weaver's aren't bad either. And then Creator/HarrisonFord provides FanService both for the audience and his typing pool as he [[ShirtlessScene changes shirts]] while talking on the phone. The typing pool even gives him a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny round of applause in appreciation]].

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* FanService: Melanie Griffith Creator/MelanieGriffith has a couple of ''nice'' [[LingerieScene lingerie scenes]] (see BlackBraAndPanties above); lampshaded by Tess, who suggests to Mick that for a change, he should get her something she can wear outside the bedroom. Sigourney Weaver's aren't bad either. And then Creator/HarrisonFord provides FanService both for the audience and his typing pool as he [[ShirtlessScene changes shirts]] while talking on the phone. The typing pool even gives him a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny round of applause in appreciation]].
10th Aug '17 10:51:36 PM DrOO7
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* FoodSlap: Incensed at the lewd advances a potential employer makes to her, Tess shakes up a bottle of champagne and sprays him with it.
6th Aug '17 10:32:05 PM DrOO7
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: "Firing", rather, but Katherine responds to Trask chewing her out by calmly telling him that she won't be spoken to like that and stalking into her office.
6th Aug '17 10:21:40 PM DrOO7
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* OhCrap: Katherine's expression when Trask asks her how she came up with the idea for the merger, which she can't do, because it wasn't.
14th Jul '17 9:23:57 AM DrOO7
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* YourCheatingHeart: Tess walks in on boyfriend Mick with a local girl. And Jack technically cheats on Katherine with her--while he tells Tess that he's been planning to break up with her, he's still involved with her when he and Tess sleep together.
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