Outrageous Fortune
Outrageous Fortune (1987)

Two women with serious differences are forced to look out for each other in this anarchic comedy. Sandy (Bette Midler) and Lauren (Shelley Long) are a pair of struggling actresses who don't get along especially well -- and are even less… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 30, 1987
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2001
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Variety Staff

Midler and Long are never less than fun to watch.

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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

There's more regressive coyness in this buddy adventure-comedy than anyone should have to sit through in a lifetime...

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Empire Magazine

Engaging, undemanding stuff.

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Time Out

As a vehicle for their considerable comic talents, the enterprise is wheelclamped by typecasting.

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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

Such rarefied screen writing calls for the peerless talents of Arthur Hiller, a director with the comic timing of a tax auditor.

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TV Guide

The plot here has been played out hundreds of times (and often better) in other films.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Every bit as rude and wonderful as Ruthless People...

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Unfortunately, the movie is so busy cross-polinating its genres that it never pauses for the kind of thought that might have made it really special, instead of just fitfully funny.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A female buddy-buddy movie which grows more and more tiresome as it unspools

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
Extremely funny! Middler and Long are a great duo in this movie, and I just loved the story, it's fantastic. I love this movie, and I highly recommend… More
Candy Rose
Bette and Shelley fall for the same guy, who has been dating them both. Good cast.
Dean King
A fairly good comedy has a few laughs.
xGary Xx
One of those really dumb 80s comedies where they obviously cast Long and Midler first, and then worried about the script afterward. Some of the bickering is… More
Tim Salmons
Hadn't seen this since I was a kid, barely remembered it. Pretty funny, if unlikely movie. In the 80s, you really to suspend your disbelief in order to… More
Dean McKenna
Prissy Shelley Long and foul-mouthed Bette Midler discover they have some things in common: they don't like each other, they both shared the same… More