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67 Ratings

Big Business

Directed by Jim Abrahams
United States, 1988


In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through.

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Big Business Directed by Jim Abrahams

Awards & Festivals

American Comedy Awards

1989 | Winner: Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Critics reviews

The film, which Pauline Kael professed almost made her fall off her seat laughing, is frustratingly uneven, with more than one comic possibility wasted and the mechanism choking up on its own intricacies.
June 05, 2013
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Big Business, a farce whose main premise seems to be that two times Bette Midler plus Lily Tomlin equals hilarity and double your pleasure, has everything but a script and direction, which means it hardly has anything at all.
June 17, 1988
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