Tootsie is about a struggling actor who cross-dresses to get the role he wants on a daytime soap opera, and then is thrown into a dizzying mess when his character proves to be far more popular than he ever expected. It’s one of Dustin Hoffman’s most famous performances, and is rightly looked at as one of the best comedies of the eighties.
I watched this movie when I was thirteen once, and didn’t remember liking it that much. I watched it again to prepare this list, though, and realized I didn’t like it BECAUSE I was thirteen. There were so many jokes that flew over my head. It’s a complex movie about gender roles, sexuality, and female empowerment, and it’s full of great scenes, in particular pretty much every scene with Hoffman’s agent, played by Sydney Pollack.
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