Academy Awards 1988 -
Best Original Song: Carly Simon
New York Times - 12/21/1988
"...A genius for getting by on pure charm....A lot of [the] charm [comes] from the performance of Melanie Griffith..."
New York Times - 12/25/1988
Included in The New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1988"
Entertainment Weekly - 05/08/1998
"...There's no greater distillation of [Weaver's] talents....[A] zeitgeist-savvy 1988 romantic comedy..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/12/1988
"...WORKING GIRL is the sparkling success that it is because of the sheer irresistibility of Melanie Griffith..."
USA Today - 10/06/1989
"...[The film] has the sheer breeziness of the best workplace farces from decades ago..."
A young secretary (Melanie Griffith in an Oscar-nominated performance) with dreams of moving up the corporate ladder thinks that her brains will help her achieve her goals. And when she finds a job with a seemingly helpful and sympathetic boss--who's also a woman (played by Sigourney Weaver)--it looks as if she's on her way. But it turns out the executive is slimy and duplicitous, stealing the secretary's clever ideas to further her own career. Now the furious secretary's determined to get revenge--and her plan may not only propel her to the top of the heap but get her a husband too (Harrison Ford). Mike Nichols directed this workplace comedy with a light, smart touch, getting terrific performances from his excellent cast.
A working girl determined to make it to the top of the New York financial world soon realizes she has to use guerrilla tactics. When her witchy boss breaks her leg, she uses her office (and her man) to make her move.
Big Business |
Essential Cinema |
Personal Triumph |
Rags To Riches |
Scams And Cons |
The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning for Best Song ("Let the River Run," by Carly Simon).
Carly Simon later opened up a restaurant in New York City named Riverrun.
The soundtrack also includes the song "Lady in Red," composed & performed by Chris DeBurgh.