I recognize some of its merits and Geena Davis is an undeniably charming lead. However, it's a lackluster first viewing: the pace lags, the story is bland and predictable, and it feels everything but progressive. I'm not usually in favor of remakes, but the upcoming TV series reboot can really expand on the potential of this material.
This film holds such sentimental value to me that I consider it one of my favorites. Watching this film was the only time my grandfather through out his year and a half battle with cancer laughed and acted like himself(it had just came out on VHS in 93). That's why I enjoy this film, It did what it was meant to do and that is to entertain. Its really nothing more than a fun little movie with quotes everyone knows.
You know you got problems when the most well developed character in a movie about women is a man. This film, it's like homemade wonder bread made by your grandma. Bland, pallid, and crummy. A big step down from the person who made Big.