Working Girl
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Unhappy with her job and her loser boyfriend, Melanie Griffith takes a secretarial post at a major Wall Street firm. Her boss is Sigourney Weaver, an outwardly affable yuppie whose grinning visage hides a wicked and larcenous propensity for exploiting the ideas of her employees. While Weaver is incapacitated, Griffith is compelled by circumstances to pose as her boss. Her inborn business acumen and common sense enable Griffith to rise to the top of New York's financial circles, and along the way she wins the love of executive (Harrison Ford). Things threaten to take a sorry turn when… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"How will the working class be educated to survive and thrive in the computer age? This intoxicating movie has an answer: let her strut her outer-borough wisdom from Wall Street to the Pacific Rim. Watch her fatten portfolios as she melts hearts."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"The interaction between the female leads is so funny that you don't care if the leading man never turns up."
‑ , Time Out
"Sexed-up '80s corporate tale with stellar cast."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"A top-drawer romantic comedy with all the right ingredients in place."
‑ , Film4
"The film lobbies passionately for Tess's agency, intelligence, and shrewd business-sense and yet still manages to find time to ogle her "bod for sin.""
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"Griffith's talent, energy, and sexiness give it some drive and punch."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Working Girl, always fun even when at its most frivolous, has the benefit of the cinematographer Michael Ballhaus's sharp visual sense of board room chic, and of supporting characters who help carry its class distinctions beyond simple caricature."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"It deliciously plays out as a modern day corporate Cinderella story for females."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"In Mike Nichols' fairy tale about the workforce, Melanie Griffith gives a charming performance as an absued scretary who decides to take charge of her life and in the process also gets the lover of her bitchy boss (well played by Sigourney Weaver)."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Wait... Sigourney Weaver and Harrison Ford can be funny? And Melanie Griffith can act? Crazy!"
‑ Dan Fienberg,
"Working Girl is enjoyable largely due to the fun of watching scrappy, sexy, unpredictable Melanie Griffith rise from Staten Island secretary to Wall Street whiz."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"This scrumptious romantic comedy with its blithe cast is as easy to watch as swirling ball gowns and dancing feet. But oh me, oh my, how much more demanding it is to be a fairy tale heroine these days."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Funny, touching and tremendously buoyant, this is a feel-good movie with smarts."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"80s corporate hokum rescued by another very funny turn from Sigourney Weaver."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"blah comedy, but with nice performers"
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
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