Mannequin

  • PG
  • Michael Gottlieb (1987)
  • US
  • 87 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

A bewilderingly successful comedy - it even inspired a sequel - about a sculptor (Andrew McCarthy) who falls for a shop window dummy (Kim Cattrall). To everybody else, however, Cattrall is just an ordinary mannequin, which obviously makes for a rather tricky romance. It's a premise that requires a light, frothy touch, but director Michael Gottlieb instead takes it as a cue for some helpless mugging and crude slapstick. McCarthy is even more plastic than Cattrall, Meshach Taylor is a gruesome caricature as his sympathetic co-worker, while James Spader simply looks embarrassed.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall. When young sculptor Jonathan Switcher is caught locked in a passionate embrace with a shop window mannequin, his workmates are understandably concerned. But only Jonathan can see that the dummy is living flesh and blood, the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian priestess.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jonathan Switcher
Andrew McCarthy
Emmy
Kim Cattrall
Claire Timkin
Estelle Getty
Richards
James Spader
Felix
G W Bailey
Roxie
Carole Davis
B J Wert
Steve Vinovich
Armand
Christopher Maher
Hollywood
Meshach Taylor
Emmy's mother
Phyllis Newman

Crew

Director
Michael Gottlieb

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for language.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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