This may very well be the first computer romance movie. This is her first big success in comedy genre, after his known drama 'Purple color' by Steven Spielberg. There are still some hilarious pieces, notably the comic tryings to decipher the lyrics to the film title song by famous Rolling Stones, when her dress get caught in a shredder, Whoopi singing at the British Embassy by impersonating Diane Ross and when she's dragged by a tow truck, among others. She can actwith her face as well as her script. . The events break her monotony life and boring employment. That was at a time when the internet wasn't in everyone's homes yet and online chatting across the globe was considered something exotic.
Sometimes the plot is convoluted fromlogical belief and at other times grips with a sizzling suspensefultwist. And it'sgood to see Carol Kane and Stephen Collins, who both look about 12. As a result shegets plunged into a world of international intrigue and danger. The plot is a flimsy spy plot with lots of sight gags as Whoopi flits around New York City keeping one step ahead of the bad guys. One day she gets a coded message from an unknown source. Just get a load of the way Goldberg acts inthis scene.
There are some fabulous continuity errors as well for anyone lookingfor them - in the scene in the police station, not only does theblanket Whoopi's wearing change places from scene to scene, so does hercollar. The end scene in the restaurant shows Whoopie's versatility and has usin tears for her. Whoopi's a good actress andcomedian, but she's no typist - at least by the evidence here. Goldberg has good potential here, and the film has an interesting premise, but it doesn't deliver much and the supporting actors fail to bring much life into it. Disappointing 80s comedy considering the talent involved. It's well written, with some pretty obvious stuff in there, but itmakes it kind of fun. And there are good supporting performances by Stephen Collins,Carol Kane, John Wood, Annie Potts, Roscoe Lee Browne, Jim Belushi, JonLovitz, and the late Phil Hartman.
If only comedies these days would be more like this, then they would be a lot easier to sit through. Repeatedviewing isn't recommended very often, as part of the compelling natureof this movie is its mystery action theme which gets somewhat old andhelps to keep the movie going along with the usually balancedrama-comic high points. If you can find this film give it a chance, it's definitely worth it. Sisters are doing it for themselves. This is a star vehicle if ever there was one, so much so that the other characters barely even register on the scale. In that capacity, it provides a somewhat cute look at computers and even at office politics in the 80s.
Whoopi Goldberg gives a hilarious and compelling, Goldberg plays a conspicuous computer operator at a bank she tries to blend in, although she is the type of character who cannot. It's Gas, Gas, Gas, laughing gas good. But it's an entertaining movie,thanks to Goldberg's performance. So as well as acomedy, there are some thrills thrown in as well. Abundant secondaries and cameos by noted actors, such as Jim Belushi, Annie Potts, John Wood, Jeroan Krabbe, Roscoe Lee Browne, Sara Bostford, John Lovitz, Phil Hartman, among them. People are killed, and Terry is chased. I had seen this movie at the supermarket and i was thinking of buying it, so i came home and asked my mum had seen it and she said yes and also said it was a good film i then bought a week later and had real good laugh.
Here's a movie you'll either like a lot or can't stand, depending upon your feelings primarily about Whoopi Goldberg. The film has some superbly memorable lines and just fulfils our deepestwishes that one day we will be whisked into a glamorous world ofintrigue and espionage. Some of thesupporting characters like Jim Belushi's mysterious heavy or AnniePotts' wife of a secret agent come, go, and vanish completely, and theflick is held together with the barest minimum of tape. Summary for the movie Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. The film packs comedy, suspense, tongue in check and lots of amusement. Plot: Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. The computer stuff was very cool 20 years ago but dated down, as we've come a long way in that technology.
The scene at the Embassy ball and the telephone scene with her being dragged through the city streets, are just two of the highlights in this comedy directed by Penny Marshall. Every actor does their character justice and serve their purpose to the story. Whoopi tries hard, and there are lots of other great actors with small parts in the movie, but the script lets everyone down. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. But I have always found bits and pieces of it to be funny enough to make me lose my breath. This was her first bigcomedy and she's terrific in it.
One day she gets a strange message from an unknown source. The rest of the cast performadmirably and this is one to watch time and time again. But fun for everyone else. The picture is a Woopi Goldberg recital, she plays a wacky, foul-mouthed, and wisecracking spinster with no check. It's all impossible, shows the technological gap existing between then and now with old computers, and all the while has Whoopi cutting loose as only she can. Throughout she remains in contact with this unknown person, who needs Terry to help save his life.
Jon Lovitz and Jim Belushi co-star in this suspenseful, fast-paced and murderously funny comedy. Roger Ebert complained that her character is a loner who doesn't interact properly with others. Nella sala di un istituto di New York, Terry Doolittle, simpatica negra, è adibita ad uno dei terminali che sovrintendono ai movimenti valutari internazionali. Soon she is on the run from enemy agents who want to kill her or worse, stonewalled by friently agents who have written off her new online friend in distress, and confronted by some characters she doesn't know whose side they're on. And if you want to know what computers used to look likeand why you practically needed a second mortgage for somewhere to storethem look no further. Whoopi's performance saves the film from being a major disappointment.