YMMV / 9 to 5

  • Award-Bait Song: The title song, performed by Dolly Parton, was nominated for an Oscar, and won two Grammys. It also became the second single ever by a female Country artist to top both Billboard's Country chart and the main Hot 100 chart, topping the latter for two non-consecutive weeks in 1981.
  • Special Effects Failure: When Hart spins his head in Violet's fantasy after drinking poisoned coffee, you can tell that the same shot of him moving his head quickly is repeated several times.
  • Values Resonance: Many of the reforms the secretaries introduce, such as adjustable hours, decorating cubicles and less formal dress codes, have been adopted by most businesses since the film. A lot of businesses have even dumped the time clock.
    • The 'equal pay' dispute also remains a key issue today.
  • The Woobie: Doralee is the nicest person on Earth, but since the office thinks she's sleeping with Hart, she gets treated like crap.
    • Judy is naive and starting out in the working world after her husband left her. Hart gives her a hard time about the copy machine, despite the fact she hasn't been employed for, say, 20 years.


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