Michael Gottlieb (1987)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.


A struggling artist gets a job as a window dresser for a department store, only to discover one of his dummies is a reincarnated Egyptian princess who comes to life at night. As he falls for the living doll, she inspires him to transform the shop's display and make it the most spectacular in town. Fantasy comedy, starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall.

Cast & Crew

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

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for language and sexual references.Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama