One of my favourite girly films. Perfect cast, silly, funny and cute! 9 years 4 months ago
This is one of the greatest comedies ever, let alone the 1980s.
Do you respect and/or love Fonda, Tomlin, Parton, or Coleman? If yes, you will find something you love in this movie even if you end up not loving all of it together.
But honestly, if you don't love it all-together, I will prolly assume you haven't seen it. 3 years 1 month ago
Nine to Five is at its best when it's dealing with office politics and showing how secretaries (we might rather call them administrative assistants) are an invaluable and underappreciated resource. In large businesses/institutions, they're really the only ones who know what's going on, trust me. Dabney Coleman's credit-stealing, go do my shopping honey, sexually-harrassing, lazy-ass and incompetent boss man isn't even a comic caricature. My mom used to work for a guy just like that. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are good, but get totally smoked by the irrepressible Dolly Parton, an instant screen star in this, her first feature. But for me, the movie slows down to a crawl when we get to the women's fantasy sequences and I'm less interested in the criminal shenanigans that ensue. At least while they're happening. As it turns out, all the fantasies sort of come true (including Coleman's), and everything fits, so what am I complaining about? Well, I guess I still find it jarring that we switch from a grounded office comedy (grounded enough that the bad boss still gets "rewarded" no matter how he feels about it) to a crazy kidnapping plot in the second act. And those final "where are they now?" jokes fall completely flat for me. 1 year 8 months ago