DVD - 2008
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, but his demanding nature and stubborn temperament have antagonized every producer in New York. Now his agent insists no one will hire him. But Michael needs money - eight thousand dollars to be exact - and to earn it, he's willing to play the role of a lifetime.

Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition: 25th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9781424858217
Branch Call Number: TOOTSIE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Dec 03, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dustin Hoffman will amaze you as Dorothy Michaels auditioning for a soap opera part. He can change his voice, mannerisms and look the part of a beautiful woman. If you read the "Description" you can see that he runs into trouble dressed as a woman. It is all in good fun and I think you will enjoy a night out with this amusing story.

Apr 22, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A great barrier-breaking comedy that is funny but with substance. I would highly recommend it.

Feb 11, 2013
  • MerryMaker777 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Is there hilarity? Yes. Is there bathos? Sure. Pathos? On occasion. Is there tons of heart, and deep feeling under all the silliness? Absolutely. This is one of my all-time favorite comedies. I love a movie that makes me laugh but doesn't forget that comedy needs to remain emotionally true to be truly affecting. Amazing film. Too bad Hal Ashby (Harold and Maude, Shampoo, Being There) was too far gone by the time his chance to direct this film came up. It would have been very interesting to see what he did with it.

May 23, 2012
  • btmslt rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A so-so "fun" type of movie.

Dec 13, 2010
  • nptphoto rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A cinematic masterpiece. "Emily Kimberly" is a great screen creation. A career high-point for pretty much everyone concerned, particularly George Gaynes and a magnificent Charles Durning.

Jul 28, 2010
  • sstpierre rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A great classic... I loved Hoffman as a woman!


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Feb 11, 2013
  • MerryMaker777 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dorothy Michaels: Oh I know what y'all really want is some gross, caricature of a woman to prove some idiotic point that power makes a woman masculine, or masculine women are ugly. Well shame on you for letting a man do that, or any man that does that. That means you, dear. Miss Marshall. Shame on you, you macho shit head.

May 22, 2012
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Michael (as Dorothy) in womans voice; Taxi, Taxi, oh Taxi, (now angrily, in mans voice) TAXI!!!


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Mar 19, 2012

Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie's father, Les, falls for "Dorothy."
Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Geena Davis, Bill Murray. .


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