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The Incredible Shrinking Woman (2010)

Lily Tomlin , Charles Grodin , Joel Schumacher  |  PG |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, Henry Gibson, Elizabeth Wilson
  • Directors: Joel Schumacher
  • Writers: Jane Wagner
  • Producers: Hank Moonjean
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: November 24, 2009
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0033PSH72
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,469 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Incredible Shrinking Woman" on IMDb

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The loveable and laughable Lily Tomlin stars in the high-spirited comedy The Incredible Shrinking Woman. Exposed to a bizarre mix of household chemicals, ordinary housewife and mother Pat Kramer (Tomlin), develops a strange illness - she begins to shrink. Baffling doctors and struggling to take care of her family, Pat's diminishing size captures the hearts of the American people but also the attention of an evil group of scientists plotting to take over the world!

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as bad as the critics say November 4, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
The Incredible Shrinking Woman came out in 1981 and the movie actually more or less reflected the consumerist attitudes of the time, the dawning of the Reagan administration. The movie wasn't too well liked by the critics, they thought that Lily Tomlin didn't give it her full here and that the script was simply so-so, but actually I thought the movie makes perfect sense. Here Lily Tomlin plays a housewife named Pat Kramer who starts to shink thanks to an intolerance of chemicals in her household items. What was really silly of the film was the gorilla, because it wasn't a real gorilla at all but a person in a gorilla suit. Anyway, this movie is basically a satire on Reagan-era American consumerism and materialism, and I think they did a good job at getting that message across, regardless what the movie critics said of it. Lily Tomlin might be a fine comedienne, but it's too bad that her movie output has been rather inconsistent, ranging from critically acclaimed and well liked films like Nashville (w/Henry Gibson, like Tomlin, a Laugh-In alumni, and Keith Carradine) and All of Me (w/Steve Martin) to total stinkers and box office bombs like Moment by Moment (w/John Travolta). And while the Incredible Shrinking Woman was thought of by the critics as another misguided adventure by Lily Tomlin, it's really a lot better than the critics will let you believe, so give it a watch.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb transfer, but no Edith-Ann... February 11, 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I too was delighted when I discovered that this great film was finally getting a DVD release. Like one other reviewer has stated, it is widescreen, and the quality of the picture and sound is worlds better than any previous home video release. Unfortunately, this release, like all previous ones, does NOT include any of the scenes with Edith-Ann. I was hoping for the complete movie, with ALL scenes intact.
Nonetheless, this is still an excellent addition to anyone's library and a brilliant film as well.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pieced together footage brings 5 stars down to 2. December 19, 2010
Format:DVD
I've always been a huge fan of this movie and can't understand why it has been treated so badly. It has a knockout cast with Charles Grodin and Ned Beatty. This "restored" version is pieced together from the tapes television studios received and not from the original film. You can see the size of the grain change throughout the film and the beginning is so bad it's not even VHS quality. Most scenes are VHS quality.

The kicker is that Edith Ann has been completely removed from the film. What you will receive here is a butchered version of the film. That said, it's great to be able to see this movie again since I don't have a VCR. I have never had to give a 5 star movie 2 stars and this is the only case I have ever seen where the DVD is actually worse than the VHS tape.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars galaxy glue! July 19, 2003
By jb
Format:VHS Tape
this, i think, is one of lily tomlin's best along with 9 to 5. its about a normal mother who starts having problems when she begins shrinking due to houehold products. this is such a classic i am surprised it is out of print.
i remember watching it as a kid and laughing at the part of edith ann. years later when renting it, that part was taken out. i have no idea why. years after that i happened to catch it on tv and they were showing the original version with that scene added in.Why did they take that part out? Hmmmmmm that is what i love about lily tomlin. she can play all these characters so hilariously. and that part where the gorilla gave the people in the elevator a less then friendly sign language gesture was hilarious. if you can find this watch this. lily tomlin is one of my favorite actresses and i wish she was in more movies.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Constant entertainment! December 20, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
This has to be one of my all time favorite comedies! Though the title is b-flickish, the quality is not. With funny jingles for in movie products, multiple character roles by Lily Tomlin, and comedy with a likeness to other films staring Lily, like "Big Business", this films safe enough for the little ones, and funny enough not to be allowed to go un-watched!
The story needs no explination, just read the title! Then imagine the fame someone would get (wanted, or as unwanted as it might be), the humor of trying to run a normal household while loosing inches to feet of height in just days, and the danger of coverup and possible profit by those who lead to the unusal affliction.
Get it! Watch it! And watch it again!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Incredible Shortened Movie February 21, 2010
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This is a good movie. Lily Tomlin is awesome as usual. But scenes have been cut from this DVD ( Edith Ann ) and that ruins the entire movie for me. I paid for the original ( in full ) movie and I get this chopped up version. Total rip-off! When it came to the point in the movie for Edith Anns scenes and I realized that they had been edited out I turned the movie off and I will most likely never watch it again. It is NOT the original Incredible Shrinking Woman, it's now the Incredible Shrinking Movie...
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Print !! June 14, 2010
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Having loved this movie for years, I was delighted to find that the Universal Vault Series was releasing it finally on DVD but what a complete rip off, rarely have I seen such an awful print. I did not expect it to be remastered but this is barely watchable, not even of VHS quality. I think Amazon should check this release before more fans of this movie get completley ripped off ! I am sure that the "Incredible" Star, Lily Tomlin would "shrink" in disbelief at Universal for releasing her movie in this sorry state!!
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Published 15 days ago by jason mooney
5.0 out of 5 stars Cult Classic!
The cover art speaks mucho numbers.
Amazing film.
Published 17 days ago by Michelle Needham
5.0 out of 5 stars I have seen this movie since I was a lil ...
I have seen this movie since I was a lil girl I'm 44 years old now I remember enjoying it so much that's y I bought it
Published 18 days ago by kimber Harmon
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
My favorite movie since I was younger..
Published 21 days ago by angie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome loved it!
Published 1 month ago by Jamie L. Opien
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie
I watched this movie many times as a kid, and still love it.This is a DVD-R, and a good quality reproduction. Just keep in mind that DVD-R's don't play in all devices.
Published 2 months ago by Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible shrinking woman review
Incredible Shrinking Woman is just an all around fun movie. Has a little action, drama, and comedy. Lily Tomlin is wonderful! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kris Shaffer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun
What a great family movie. It brought back great childhood memories. I am so excited that I found this movie
Published 5 months ago by Stacey R. Parras
5.0 out of 5 stars This movie never gets old!
This movie never gets old! Lily Tomlin is HILARIOUS. Love Tomlin as the operator and as Viola. "Little Bar of Soap" is the funniest thing EVER!
Published 6 months ago by C. Hairfield
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It is totally in 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen!!! I am watching it right now and it's awesome! I don't know anything about the missing scene, but the picture quality is very much acceptable. Sound is Dolby Digital 2.0.
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