Mannequin

Film, Comedy
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Mannequin
This pitifully unfunny comedy has only two things going for it: its theme song, Starship's 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now', is a hit single; and it is short. Cattrall plays an Egyptian princess who, back in 2514 BC, is saved by the Gods from being married off to a dung-dealer, and turns up as a dummy in a Philadelphia department store window. McCarthy, a frustrated artist who had a hand in her fashioning, is enchanted to discover that she comes alive at night. In between dressing-up and undressing one another, the pair also dress a few of the ailing store's windows, thereby reviving its fortunes and thwarting the takeover plans of avaricious rivals. Incidental 'humour' is provided by a screaming gay black stereotype, a Rambo-fixated security guard and his cowardly bulldog, and McCarthy's jealous ex-girlfriend. A film about, by and for dummies.

By: NF

Release details

Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Gottlieb
Screenwriter: Edward Rugoff, Michael Gottlieb
Cast: Andrew McCarthy
Steve Vinovich
Carole Davis
GW Bailey
James Spader
Kim Cattrall
Estelle Getty

Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

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Chesca R
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Pure beautiful feel good nonsense. The plot line is a touch crazy (an Egyptian princess being reincarnated as a mannequin who comes to life) but if you just enjoy the ride you will be smiling in no time. Kim Cattrall pre sexy city times is incredibly sweet in this film and although I am sure there is a deeper meaning to this film don't bother trying to work it out the blossoming love of the lead male and the shop window dummy is enough to make you warm and fuzzy on the inside. Special mention has to made of Hollywood the fabulous designer who is a hybrid of Tittus from Kimmy Schmidt and Grace Jones. 

Jack Swift

Sure, it may not be an ideal movie. But it's damn fun! There's something that I always say about movie like this; Even if you're enjoying a movie for all the wrong reasons, you're still enjoying it. The movie it just terrible enough to be hilarious. I guarantee that if you get some friends together and watch this movie, the laughs will ensue. So, sure, it may not be a good movie, but still entertains, and that is exactly why movies like this should be watched.