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Can a kid from Kansas come to New York to conquer the business world and maneuver his way from the mailroom to the boardroom in a matter of weeks? Michael J. Fox proves it can be done in this very funny lampoon of corporate business life. Fresh out of college, he’s determined to climb New York’s corporate ladder in record time by masquerading as an up-and-coming executive, even though he’s really the new mail boy. However, Fox’s plans begin to go awry when the boss’s wife falls in love with him and he falls in love with a junior executive, who also happens to be the boss’s mistress.
Derivative fluff from 1987, made tolerable by its bawdy exuberance and an appealing performance by Michael J. Fox, who was still enjoying TV stardom and the career momentum he earned by traveling Back to the Future. Here he plays a Kansas farm boy who dreams of scoring big in New York City, but reality turns out to be brutal to his ambition. When his uncle (Richard Jordan) gives him a mail-room job in the high-rise headquarters of a major corporation, Fox occupies an empty office and poses as a young executive, winning the attention of a lovely young colleague (Helen Slater) and having an affair with his boss's wife (Margaret Whitton). Sporadically amusing as a yuppie comedy and rather off-putting as a wannabe sex farce, the movie's still recommendable for its lively cast and a breezy style that almost succeeds in updating the conventions of vintage screwball comedy. Whitton is a standout performer here, so you may wonder why her comedic talent has been underrated, apart from a good role in the first two Major League movies. This may be little more than a big-screen sitcom, but it's not without its charms. --Jeff Shannon
Very funny movie. I like characters in movies who have to think fast in order to handle a situation which Michael J. Fox's character has to do, helping to make the movie funny. Read morePublished 27 days ago by H.S.M.
This movie is iconic in featuring Michel J Fox.
It host a bunch of other actors as well worthy of note. Read more
BEST MOVIE EVER. The fashion, the power plays, Michael J. Fox, the big 80's corporate excess, VERA. I wish this movie could be my life.Published 2 months ago by Hampstead Books
This disc skipped, so we missed a large chunk of the movie. I don't know if this was a knockoff or what, but I was VERY disappointed in the quality.Published 3 months ago by R. C.