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After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, Pat Kramer begins to shrink. This baffles scientists, makes parenting difficult, warms the hearts of Americans, and captures the attention of a group of people who want to take over the world. This evil group plots to kidnap Pat and perform experiments on her so that they can eventually shrink everyone. Written by
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The television program that Lily Tomlin appeared on was The Mike Douglas Show which was a real life TV talk show which ended in 1982 not long after this movie was made and released in 1981. See more »
When the Cramers leave the clinic after being told the diagnosis, Pat is wearing a light blue double-breasted blazer over a peach dress, both of which are too large for her. Later in the film, one of the female newscasters is shown on television wearing the exact same outfit. See more »
Please, won't you help me? You are so much kinder, than the others.
Look, I only work here lady.
Don't you know who I am? I'm the shrinking woman, I'm Pat Kramer.
You're Pat Kramer's clone, the real Pat Kramer's dead.
Deader, than a doornail.
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Maybe its because I remember seeing this movie on TV so often when I was younger that I still think its hilarious. Its not the best comedy, but some scenes are really funny in a cheesy, early '80s sort of way. Lily Tomlins smile could brighten up any film, and this was directed by Joel Schumacher. I never could figure out why the cinematography in some scenes is so soft, and he actually employs some of the same visuals he would use in later movies. I like how her entire neighborhood seems to be living in a commercial ("Pat, its BoatSheen!") and I think her narration is particularly funny. Give it a chance, don't expect much, and enjoy it for the character actors in bit parts.
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