Born Yesterday
Born Yesterday (1993)

This 1993 remake of the 1950 film Born Yesterday (based on the 1946 Garson Kanin stage play) was retooled as a star vehicle for then-marrieds Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. Roughneck self-made millionaire Harry Brock (John Goodman) wants… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 26, 1993
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leonard Klady

The verdict on the makeover is not all good news.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

There is a fatal disconnection between place and characters who, conceived in one era, are crazily transported into another in which they don't quite fit.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Pleasant little film with likable characters and some political points.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The gin rummy game with Griffith and Goodman instead of Holliday and Crawford is enough to ruin a night out.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

To the growing list of unnecessary movies, add this remake of the Garson Kanin comedy.

TV Guide

Griffith almost makes it watchable. She is as charismatic a camera presence as ever, but her magic is mostly muted in this flat retread.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

Where Holliday was always too sophisticated a butterfly right from the off, Griffith's copycat performance starts dumb -- but then never takes wing.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

There's no sense of screwball mayhem in the picture, no topsy-turvy brightness.

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Emanuel Levy

In this pointless remake, essaying the Judy Holliday Oscar-winning role, Melanie Griffith gives a poor performance, marked by monotonous delivery and tiresome semi-spunky routines.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A 90s rom com starring Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson that's basically a cheap knock off of Pygmalion with a shabby blackmail plot tacked on. As good as… More
Sunil Jawahir
Melanie Griffith is a total charmer in this but everyone else is just okay.
Leo L