The Associate (1996)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy


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A comedy about making it on Wall Street. Prejudices are hard to break and Laurel Ayres quickly learns that in order for people to take her seriously she has to work for an older white man or be one.


6.1/10
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  • Whoopi Goldberg and Dianne Wiest in The Associate (1996)
  • Whoopi Goldberg and Lainie Kazan in The Associate (1996)
  • Whoopi Goldberg in The Associate (1996)
  • Whoopi Goldberg and Eli Wallach in The Associate (1996)

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24 January 2008 | Chrysanthepop
Woman Can Make It to the Top Spot but Men Aren't That Bad, Are We?
For me, 'The Associate' makes a decent one-time watch. It starts on a promising note with a female black lawyer trying to make it in the man's world. However, at some point as the plot moves, it fails to engage and it's quite clear what will happen in the end. The point 'The Associate' tries to make is that woman can make it on top but it (perhaps unintentionally) presents the men under a negative light. Some of the male characters are presented as stereotypical chauvinists. There are some funny moments that bring a few chuckles but not much that would make one laugh out loud. The best scenes are the ones with Wiest and Goldberg together. Wiest is adorable as the sweet and smart Dugan and Goldberg is adequate as Ayres. However, Goldberg has played several such roles and done numerous similar movies before and even though she's very versatile, she hardly presents anything new in 'The Associate'. I would like to see more of her and Wiest in better movies.

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