9 to 5 review – Dolly Parton's quietly radical office revenge satire

Thirty-eight years on, this tale of misogyny, kidnap and rattling typewriters is a boldly progressive piece of film-making

This 1980 feminist revenge comedy, starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as three New York office workers who kidnap their misogynist monster of a boss, is rereleased nationally, tagged to the Comedy Genius season at London’s BFI Southbank. Parton’s pumpingly brilliant song over the opening credits declares: “In the same boat / With a lot of your friends / Waiting for the day / Your ship will come in / And the tide’s gonna turn / And it’s all gonna roll your way.” Thirty-eight years on, is Parton’s prophecy being fulfilled?

It was written by Patricia Resnick, who three years previously had been uncredited writer on Robert Altman’s experimental movie 3 Women, the trio of titular leads there possibly representing id, ego and superego. A PhD needs to be written
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