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The Real Blonde (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  27 February 1998 (USA)
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Joe and Mary have been living together in Manhattan for six years. Joe is an actor, who has no agent and no thesping credits, but whose ambitions are very high. He works as a waiter at a ... See full summary »

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Joe and Mary have been living together in Manhattan for six years. Joe is an actor, who has no agent and no thesping credits, but whose ambitions are very high. He works as a waiter at a cafe. Mary works as a make-up stylist for hot fashion photographer Blair, and she pays most of the pair's bills. Joe finally lowers his standards and accepts a degrading bit in a Madonna video, while his friend and co-waiter Bob gets a high-paying job on a soap opera opposite siren Kelly. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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$83,488 (USA) (27 February 1998)

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$247,745 (USA) (13 March 1998)
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Buck Henry's character's name, Dr. Leuter, means "Dr. Dick" in Dutch. See more »

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When Bob tells Ernst that he and Joe are not gay, a microphone appears from above. See more »

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A big wet one to SNIFFY MELONHEAD At D.W.M. Bulldozers See more »

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References Primal Fear (1996) See more »

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Divertimento for Strings, in D Major
Performed by Salzburg Symphony No. I
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Courtesy of Laserlight Digital
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A Comic Gem!
5 October 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I rented 'The Real Blonde' on video at the same time that I rented 'The Curse of the Jade Scorpion', because my favourite actress (Elizabeth Berkley) is in both and I wished to have a quiet afternoon in watching two of my favourite screen star's movies. 'The Real Blonde' was not only funny, it was well-scripted, well-acted and well... great!

The cast all did an absolutely fine job of bringing their characters to life, despite the fact that some didn't get a lot of screen time. Honestly, I had no idea that Bridgette Wilson could be so funny! I've only ever seen her on TV a few times, and she didn't really strike a huge chord with me there. But in 'The Real Blonde'... wow! Kathleen Turner, Daryl Hannah, Christopher Lloyd and my favourite, Elizabeth Berkley, are nothing short of hilarious as well. The satire was excellent and the ending was practically inspired. Great!

Does anyone happen to know the title of the song that was played in the Madonna video scene? That song was goofy. I liked it! :)


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