The Incredible Shrinking Woman

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Time Out says

One more high-promise comedy down the drainpipe: The Incredible Shrinking Woman still sounds better on paper after you've seen it. The theme should be watertight in the Nine to Five, would-be progressive mould: Woman suffering (literal) diminution under the weight of patriarchal, consumerist culture; while the advance prospect of seeing Lily Tomlin biting ankles is tasty enough to quell doubts about the wisdom of tampering with Richard Matheson's original sci-fi premise. But good intentions and one's own goodwill are soon diminished as script and direction conspire to render a sitcom satire that's indistinguishable from its target. A cloying cuteness soon pervades as Tomlin, shrinking after being sprayed with a new perfume marketed by her advertising executive husband, becomes a media celebrity; and the conclusion - curse becomes cure - is recuperative in more ways than one.
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Release details

UK release:

1981

Duration:

88 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Cast:

Elizabeth Wilson, Henry Gibson, Ned Beatty, Charles Grodin, Lily Tomlin, Mark Blankfield

Music:

Suzanne Ciani

Production Designer:

Raymond A Brandt

Editor:

Anthony Redman, Jeff Gourson

Cinematography:

Bruce Logan

Screenwriter:

Jane Wagner

Producer:

Hank Moonjean

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