While Ellie is strong, streetwise, practical, social but scholarly weak, Janis is the opposite and thus make ideal room and team mates at a tough 16 week FBI training course.While Ellie is strong, streetwise, practical, social but scholarly weak, Janis is the opposite and thus make ideal room and team mates at a tough 16 week FBI training course.While Ellie is strong, streetwise, practical, social but scholarly weak, Janis is the opposite and thus make ideal room and team mates at a tough 16 week FBI training course.
Don't get me wrong rebecca D isn't even in the same league as beauty as kim catrall was in the 80's. I don't care how good kim's acting was, she was fine. But with that said rebecca also showed some toughness in this movie which is more like comedy.
Now the real killer her is the brunette. She killed it. When I first watched this in 1988 all I heard was about rebecca cause she was a star then. But the brunette really made this movie funny. Every scene she was in she delivered with precision from when they were trying on the dress told her "the only visit you are going to get is from the fashion police" to the part where rebecca's character said she failed a bunch of times and she told her "maybe you can write a book on it".
It is much harder playing a nerd, then acting tough. I have never seen any woman pull off that role and make me like her as a person. Nor was she funny.
Also to this was sort of an action comedy. If you watch movies like commando its action move turned into comedy from one liners. In this movie its just an comedy movie with some action.
And the most important thing about this movie. There is women wanting to move forward in life and nobody is making men look stupid, or has to make anybody else look bad to portray women as people who can hold a job. You don't have to down others to achieve success. Sure she had to put a few men face to ground. But that is only after they were laughing at her, and it made you feel like "hey they deserved it"
I'm so proud of the director for not trying to get a womans point of view on this. She just stuck to the topic of comedy and she actually mixed in action. Thats where I feel it differs from all the other police training movies. The action in those movies sucks. We have two women propelling from a building breaking out tear gas canisters, forging signatures of FBI agents? Need I say more, thats some mission impossible stuff right there. And they did with a smile and were funny.
There is also a bar seen where shes trying to take home a sailor after slamming down many tequila shots. And no, the guy didn't take her home and sleep with her. No it doesn't make her seem victimized. It was just your typical woman I had too much to drink talking a lot and going home by herself cause her friend saved her and the guy typically as like "i'm good". Which usually is what always happens. But movies makes it seem like women are victims and every guy is out to bang every woman and not the other way around. Its okay Hollywood to show women as people who can make mistakes and make up their own mind and go own with their lives without accusing anybody else of anything.
To all who said this movie was a waste of time. you are wrong. You can't and wont find a movie which is about 2 women getting ahead in life beating the odds which is funnier and has more action. And you wont find a better actor who played her part than the brunette.
- Apr 17, 2017