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Maxie (1985)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  27 September 1985 (USA)
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A 1920s flapper who haunts her old house possesses a dull housewife who just moved in. Hilarity ensues.

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When Nick and Jan move into their new apartment in San Francisco, the batty landlady upstairs tells them about a girl who used to live there in the 20's: a brash young party girl named Maxie, who died in a car crash the morning before her big audition for a Hollywood studio. The trouble is, Maxie, or rather her ghost, hasn't left the house. Worse, she can take over Jan's body. And the only way she's going to leave is if she gets that audition. Written by Kathy Li

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Trivia

The silent film clip of the young Maxie was actually a clip of Carole Lombard_. See more »

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In his classic car, Nick makes a hand signal for a left-turn. He then promptly turns right to get in front of his apartment and pull into the garage. See more »

Quotes

Jan: Creepy! Our landlord talks to spirits.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Hooray for Hollywood
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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It opens itself up to ridicule...
8 March 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Released one weekend prior to the crime-thriller "Jagged Edge", "Maxie", also starring Glenn Close, sank like a stone in 1985, which must have pained the actress. Looking back, she may be glad the film wasn't widely-seen, as it clearly demonstrates her weaknesses as a movie personality. Modern-day lady in San Francisco becomes possessed by the spirit of a 1920s flapper who used to occupy her house (it's Maxie's pad...). The woman's husband is perplexed but not disappointed, as devilish Maxie exudes much more sex appeal than his spouse! "Maxie" (terrible title!) is sunk by a tired script, handled in TV sitcom fashion, as well as by Close's valiant yet ultimately lackluster performance. In her films leading up to 1987's "Fatal Attraction", Glenn Close projected a womanly wisdom and Earth Mother niceness that gave her supporting roles an inviting glow. In these bewitching circumstances, she's far too grounded to be convincing as a fanciful flake; and when Close struggles to bring the picture some pizazz, the writing and direction fail to meet her or co-star Mandy Patinkin half-way. * from ****


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