Rolling Stone - 06/27/1991
"...Inspired lunacy....It's a kick to see Fields sending up her sweetheart image..."
New York Times - 05/31/1991
"...Often side-splitting....[Kline] proves himself to be an utter delight..."
USA Today - 05/31/1991
"...SOAPDISH provides a Field day for Sally..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/31/1991
"...A spirited and amusing comedy....[Hoffman] has kept SOAPDISH moving at the crackling pace this kind of material demands..."
Jealousy and intrigue, on and off the set of a popular daytime soap opera. Celeste Talbert (Sally Field) is the neurotic diva of "The Sun Also Sets," but her popularity with the show's fans does not extend to her relationships with her envious co-stars. Sultry Montana Moorehead (Cathy Moriarty) has set her eyes on the soap's top spot, and she even offers to sleep with the show's nervous young producer if he'll have Celeste written off the program. In a moment of inspiration, the horny executive decides to bring Talbert's hated ex-lover, Jeffrey Anderson (Kevin Kline), back onto the series, with the hope of driving the fragile star to an early retirement. The fact that Anderson's character was decapitated in an earlier episode is seen as a difficult, but not insurmountable, obstacle.
A hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the lives and loves of the cast of a fictional soap opera, "The Sun Also Sets."
Stephen Nichols, an actor on the daytime drama "Santa Barbara", appears as himself in the film.
The name of the fictional soap opera is, "The Sun Also Sets" -- which is a take-off on the title of Ernest Hemingway's first novel, "The Sun Also Rises". It could also allude to various soap opera titles, "As the World Turns" and "Days of Our Lives" among them.
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