Cheesy 80s fun!
"Nine To Five" is one of those classic 80s comedies which was what made the
decade so fun as far as movies go. Jane Fonda plays Judy, a recently
divorced housewife who lands a secretarial job at a corporate office. Lily
Tomlin is Violet, the beleagured supervisor at the office who shows Judy the
ropes on her disasterous first day. Dolly Parton is Doralee, a secretary
whom everyone at the office thinks is using her - ahem - "assets" to get
ahead by sleeping with the boss.
Soon these three become best friends and team up after they've gotten fed up
with their chauvinistic and smarmy boss Mr. Hart, played to the hilt by
Dabney Coleman. Sure, it does delve into zany corniness, such as the scene
where they all get high on pot and share their fantasies about how each of
them would like to knock off the boss (the funniest is Violet's "Snow White"
coffee one, which uses cartoon animation and live action) or the scene where
Violet thinks she accidentally poisoned Mr. Hart's coffee with rat poison
and tries to steal his supposed dead corpse out of the hospital! This is the
kind of movie where you check your brain at the door and take it for what it
There are some great one-liners like the one where Fonda tells her
ex-husband, who thinks she's having a kinky S&M affair with Mr. Hart,
something along the lines of, "If I want to do M&M's, that's fine with me!"
The office they work in is reminiscent of the one in "The Apartment". Three
very clever characters, great comedic acting from Parton as Doralee and
Tomlin as Violet. Jane Fonda, who I never cared much for, was good as the
naive Judy. Sterling Hayden has a great cameo at the end as the "Chairman of
the Board". A funny revenge comedy about Every Office, U.S.A.. You gotta
love the theme song, too. Most recommended!.
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9to5 is a great movie. I really like the funny parts Smokey Mountain Christams is also great beautiful scenery.
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This movie is a true classis. Dolly Lilly and Jane are AMAZING!!.
This is definitely a movie that will make you laugh over and over again!.
What A Way To Make A Livin'!
When Judy Bernly reports for her first day at work, her new boss,
Franklin M. Hart Jr., greets her by saying she's "a welcome addition,
and a damn pretty one, too."
"I mean that," he adds. "You should see some of the crones coming
through here lately. Real pathetic."
It certainly was a man's world in 1980, when "Nine To Five," Colin
Higgins' warm and frothy satire of women in the workplace, came out.
Some credit this film, produced by and co-starring Jane Fonda, with
making a difference in bringing some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to the fluorescent
jungle. But if "Nine To Five" has an overt feminist agenda, it is only
in the sense of showing feminists really do have a sense of humor.
Fonda plays Judy, a newly divorced woman forced into the office, where
she soon makes friends with seasoned supervisor Violet Newstead (Lily
Tomlin) and cheery secretary Doralee Rhodes (Dolly Parton), their bond
formed in the crucible of cubicle misery overseen by the heartless Mr.
Hart (Dabney Coleman). The three dream of ridding themselves of Mr.
Hart, but when those dreams become a real-life nightmare, the three
women must improvise fast.
The film works so well because it refuses to take itself seriously,
however much it is about the cause of working women. Righteous
indignation is kept very far beneath the surface, as we instead are
treated to scenes of mayhem and killer comedy, like when Doralee
defends herself from one of Hart's lecherous advances.
Doralee: But Mr. Hart, I'm a married woman.
Hart: I'm a married man. That's what makes it so perfect!
In the film's most hilarious sequence, Doralee fantasizes about having
Hart be her secretary, and putting the squeeze on him instead, forcing
him to wear a red scarf and keep her entertained. Hart's sex drive goes
flaccid when the tables are turned. "I won't kiss that mouth," Hart
whines. You are laughing so hard, you hardly notice the point sinking
in, that sexual harassment is about abuse of power more than lust and
as much to be minded when its Dolly Parton pinching your bottom, which
is how good socially relevant comedy is made.
Obviously this film was a special labor for Fonda, given how she slips
almost into the background, leaving most of the film in the hands of
her non Oscar-winning co-stars. Tomlin is a rock, playing Violet as the
paragon of office efficiency one moment, and Mama Meltdown the next.
Dolly is sweet as sugar but tough on the inside, like when she warns
Hart she packs a gun and will turn him "from a rooster to a hen with
one shot" if he keeps pushing on her. Coleman may be the best thing in
the film, playing Hart as a more subtle source of menace than you
expect from reading the plot, then ramping things up as he is foiled by
Good comedy requires good control, and director Higgins, making only
the second of three films in his short life, keeps a firm grip on a
plot that puts Tomlin in a Snow White outfit and manages to get even
sillier from there. It's a shame we didn't get to see him develop his
art; he seems to have had a sensibility akin to Blake Edwards at his
Even the film's weaknesses are tradeoffs on its strengths; amiable
dream sequences that go on too long and a clever conclusion that is a
trifle too pat. You can argue that the characters are shallow, but the
message is anything but.
That, along with the great comedy, is why "Nine To Five" was not only
such a success when it came out but an influence on so many other
work-oriented films to follow. ("Office Space" features three cubicle
buddies and an embezzlement subplot, "Anchorman" showcases sexual
harassment and a score that conspicuously echoes Parton's terrific
titles theme here, a number-one pop hit in the U.S. in early 1981.)
"Nine To Five" may be dated, but it's still relevant, and still funny..