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By Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Touching romantic comedy with a twist.

Movie PG 1982 116 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 13+


Although it’s a head of my time well 1982 I was born in 1985 it is a great movie and fun to.

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age 13+

good comfy movie

a feel good movie for those who enjoy movies where men dress up as women.

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This is a raucously funny, yet touching film (that includes one of the best uses of a corncob in the history of motion pictures). Before Mrs. Doubtfire donned a dress, Dustin Hoffman made a splash on the big screen as Dorothy Michaels (née Michael Dorsey) in Tootsie. Aside from classic performances by Hoffman, Jessica Lange, and Teri Garr, the film features underrated turns by Bill Murray as Michael's playwright roommate and Charles Durning as a man bitten by Dorothy's feminine wiles. The humor and subject matter stand the test of time quite well. It's truly worth watching for teens and adults.

Nominated for 10 Academy Awards (including a win for Jessica Lange), the comedy entered into the feminist fray at the height of the push for the Equal Rights Amendment.

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