Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
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Writer/director Gus Van Sant's early bid for big-time commercial success -- a success he didn't manage to achieve until Good Will Hunting -- is based on Tom Robbins' 1976 feminist bestseller. Uma Thurman plays Sissy Hankshaw, a woman born with very large thumbs. After her parents (Grace Zabriskie and Ken Kesey) take her to a doctor (Buck Henry), who offers her parents no remedy for their daughter's condition, the film races ahead to the 1970s. Sissy is now a popular feminine hygiene spray model for a product called Yoni Yum, the product of a company owned by The Countess (John… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There are just too many half-cooked ingredients in this utopian stew of a movie."
‑ Jack Kroll, Newsweek
"One of the most unwatchable disasters of the '80s"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"Muddled, confused, ridiculously vulgar, with jokes that fall flat and performances that range from uneven to downright embarrassing..."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Despite a promising start, Cowgirls is one of the most boring movies of all time, a ridiculous stew of mysticism, flat satire, and whimsy."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"I thought this was okay. I'm very embarrassed by that."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Arguably Van Sant's weakest film, this adaptation of Tom Robbins's feminist anarchic manifesto is poorly conceived, directed, and acted."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Not as bad as claimed, but not very good either."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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