Big Business (1988)

PG   |    |  Comedy


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Two couples of sisters from New York and from the countryside discover that they are connected in an incredible way.


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  • Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin in Big Business (1988)
  • Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin in Big Business (1988)
  • Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin in Big Business (1988)
  • Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin in Big Business (1988)
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  • Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin in Big Business (1988)

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2 April 2003 | kintopf432
8
| Terribly underrated
Terribly underrated, this little comic jewel may rank with 'Clue' and 'Noises Off!' as one of the greatest film farces ever. Repeat viewings reveal an attention to detail one wouldn't expect from a big-budget comedy of this period, and most of the jokes work very well indeed. As others have pointed out, the film resists the temptation to stereotype its characters, and the script is wonderfully quotable. If the resolution seems a little silly, well, what did you expect?

As for the performances, I know Pauline Kael said this was Midler's movie, but for my money there's no question that Lily Tomlin's the star of the show, especially as country Rose. Her delivery of such simple lines as 'Boy, are you bossy' and 'I am gonna kick yer ass' are priceless. Highly recommended; it gets funnier every time. 8.5 out of 10.

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