Soapdish (1991)

In the comedic farce Soapdish, the behind-the-scenes lives of several soap opera actors are just as melodramatic as those of their television counterparts. Sally Field stars as Celeste Talbert, the star of a declining TV show. To make… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1991
DVD Release Date: December 11, 2001
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Soapdish aims at a satiric target as big as a Macy's float and intermittently hits it.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Uneven but often sidesplitting.

Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Hilarious '90s soap opera spoof; sexual innuendo, cursing.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This movie certainly has its dopey moments, but if you're feeling indulgent you're likely to have a good time with it.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's a kick to see Field sending up her sweetheart image.

Brian Orndorf

Soapdish is a flurry of activity without a dedicated core, neutering displays of slapstick and the force of the satiric crescent kick.

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Time Out

Nothing succeeds like excess, this comedy would have us believe.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Soapdish is pure joy, a lemon-fresh spoof of daytime drama that does the dishing and may even soften your hands.

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TV Guide

Fundamentally, its subject for satire isn't all that clever.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
The show within a show concept is the thing here with the question being: isn't the business of making a show more interesting than the show itself?… More
xGary Xx
Mildly amusing spoof of daytime soap operas with an amiable cast. But the laughable soap opera scenes are far funnier than the behind the scenes antics, and the… More
Mason Williams
Soapdish is one of my guilt pleasures...such a funny movie with such good actors such as: Sally Field, Whoopie Goldberg, Elizabeth Shue, Robert Downey Jr, Cathy… More
jay nixon
the cast gives it their all
Candy Rose
Great cast, funny parts.
Dean McKenna
Good soap opera comedy of the cast. Sally Field works hard and shows an expert sense of comic timing. And Kevin Kline is utterly marvelous as a sort of low-rent… More

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