Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
Michael Dorsey is an unemployed actor with an impossible reputation. In order to find work and fund his friend's play he dresses as a woman, Dorothy Michaels, and lands the part in a daytime drama. Dorsey loses himself in this woman role and essentially becomes Dorothy Michaels, captivating women all around the city and inspiring them to break free from the control of men and become more like Dorsey's initial identity. This newfound role, however, lands Dorsey in a hot spot between a female friend/'lover,' a female co-star he falls in love with, that co-star's father who falls in love with him, and a male co-star who yearns for his affection. Written by
During the film's closing credits, star Dustin Hoffman receives both top first and second placed billing, for the characters of Michael Dorsey and Dorothy Michaels respectively. See more »
Throughout the film, the length of Michael's hair changes constantly between longer and shorter styles. See more »
[Michael's half dressed as Dorothy, getting ready for a dinner with Julie]
What do you mean you don't have anything to wear?
She has seen me in all of these!
She hasn't seen you in that white dress.
[holds up a formal white dress]
You cannot wear white to a casual dinner. It's too dressy.
Can't you wear pants?
[pats the fake butt he's wearing then wags his finger No]
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Dustin Hoffman is credited twice: Dustin Hoffman .... Michael Dorsey Dustin Hoffman .... Dorothy Michaels See more »
Possibly the best gender comedy of all time! Everything in this baby clicks: A script that is both clever, endearing and realistic in its depiction of the emotional transformation within Michael Dorsey, incredible acting performances (with Dustin Hoffman, Terri Garr and unbilled Bill Murray as standouts) and a great soundtrack that adds volumes to the mood of the film.
This is a 10! Watch it!
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