Protocol (1984)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

USA, 1984.  , .  Story by , , , Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .

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.

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