Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
USA, 1984. Hawn/Sylbert Movie Company, Warner Bros.. Story by Charles Shyer, Nancy Meyers, Harvey Miller, Screenplay by Buck Henry. Cinematography by William A. Fraker. Produced by Anthea Sylbert. Music by Basil Poledouris. Production Design by Bill Malley. Costume Design by Wayne A. Finkelman. Film Editing by Paul Hirsch.
Goldie Hawn tries to recreate her success from Private Benjamin with this bubbly comedy about another dizzy blonde who goes through a momentous change and lands on top of the world. Her personal revelations aren’t as important as they were in Benjamin, nor is the writing as sharp, but it’s still a very, very funny movie that lets one of cinema’s greatest comedians and feminist heroes shine like the sun. She plays a Washington cocktail waitress who accidentally stops a bullet aimed at an important Middle Eastern monarch with her derriere. Naturally, he wants to marry her, but first the government wants to recruit her for the protocol department. Romance with Chris Sarandon doesn’t quite fit in well with the rest of the film, but on the whole it’s fun entertainment.