After a drought in blu-ray picks for the last couple of weeks (as per usual at the end of the year), our weekly recommendation is back with a classic from the late Mike Nichols. A kind of corporate fairy tale that encompasses 1980's values, but entirely centered on Melanie Griffith's quest to work her way up from lowly secretary to Sigourney Weaver to high powered executive at a Wall Street bank. It's funny, it's crowdpleasing, and watching it now, it's incredibly disheartening to realize that a movie like this wouldn't even be made today- a workplace comedy revolving around two women's professional ambitions with a star like Harrison Ford essentially playing the supporting love interest? I can't even imagine it.
Original 1988 Trailer: