HARRISON FORD, SIGOURNEY WEAVER AND MELANIE GRIFFITH star in Mike Nichols’ hilarious, six-time OSCAR® Nominee* about a woman determined to shape her own destiny. When her overbearing boss, Katharine (Weaver), breaks a leg skiing, Tess McGill (Griffith) takes over her office, apartment and wardrobe. But when Tess creates a deal with a handsome investment banker (Ford) — who happens to be Katharine’s boyfriend — she’s either jumping up the corporate ladder — or about to commit career suicide!
* 1988: Actress (Melanie Griffith), Supporting Actress (Joan Cusack), Supporting Actress (Sigourney Weaver), Directing, Original Song (won), Best Picture
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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.
Griffith's talent, energy, and sexiness give it some drive and punch.
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.
The interaction between the female leads is so funny that you don't care if the leading man never turns up.
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.
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.
Working Girl is Nichols returning to the top of his form, and Griffith finding hers.