1991 comedy written and directed by Blake Edwards
Steve Brooks (Perry King) is a promiscuous and sexist man. He is murdered by his ex-lovers. He is offered acceptance into Heaven
only if he finds a woman who truly likes him and is sent back among the living in order to accomplish it. However, the Devil (Bruce Payne) suggests a complication to teach Steve a lesson
, and turns him into a beautiful blonde woman (Ellen Barkin).
The film's trailer is infamous for the bit where the film's title is said, followed by a different voice quickly adding "Jimmy Smits" without even a "starring" or "featuring" beforehand.
This film provides examples of:
- All Men Are Perverts: And how.
- Baby Ever After
- Back from the Dead
- Bar Brawl
- Bittersweet Ending: Steve/Amanda dies giving birth to her daughter, but her soul earns her access to Heaven. She has now all eternity to decide whether she will be a man or a woman in Heaven.
- Blessed with Suck: Being a gorgeous blonde woman has its advantages, but when All Men Are Perverts ...
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Steve's three exes : Liz, Felicia and Margo.
- The Casanova: Steve Brooks.
- Dead to Begin With
- Deal with the Devil: The Devil is the most involved in Steve's post-mortem deal.
- Death by Childbirth
- Devil in Disguise: The Devil (Bruce Payne) comes on Earth in human form.
- Died Happily Ever After
- Distracted by the Sexy: Just about every man that looks at Amanda.
- Dude Magnet: Amanda.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Amanda.
- Fetus Terrible: What the Devil suggests to a horrified Amanda at one point.
- First Law of Gender Bending
- Gender Bender
- Girl on Girl Is Hot: What Amanda initially thinks when she and Sheila are doing it, before coming back to Steve's somewhat homophobic point of view.
- Grave Marking Scene: Walter visits Amanda's grave with their daughter at the end.
- Groin Attack
- Honey Trap: Poor Steve who imagined a foursome with his exes, only to get killed by them.
- Karma Houdini: Steve's three ex-lovers.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Sheila Faxton.
- Hannibal Has a Point: The Devil suggests to turn Steve into a woman because he thinks Steve, being a womanizer, will easily convince a woman to love him.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Amanda and Walter. Even though Walter is not really a feminine guy, Amanda outmatches him in what can be considered a "manly" behaviour.
- Mood Whiplash: While the movie is mostly comedic in tone, the Devil's visit to Amanda and her death are really not played for laughs.
- Mr Seahorse
- Orgy of Evidence: Margo Brofman (JoBeth Williams), one of Steve's exes and murderer, leaves the gun with which she killed him in his apartment to frame Amanda for the murder.
- Screaming Birth
- Tomboy: Amanda, of course. Just put the mind of a manly womanizer into a woman body and see what happens.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Amanda takes advantage of this during the bar brawl.