Generally fine, but for being a comedy I don't think I laughed once throughout this. It has a brilliant cast and they are all good, but the film itself is just uninteresting. Tootsie is a far superior film about the goings on in and around soap opera. Oh, and this film has an incredibly transphobic ending. Overall, this one does not hold up at all.
sally tried it... you cant say she didnt try it! whoopi is radiant in early 90s working woman attire, robert downey jr. is trim, mischevious, and read at least to me as on the spectrum. at least. kevin klein is like a hot robin williams, and nearly as ingratiating. for all her acrobatics and histrionics, sally field doesn't manage to achieve camp. in three words: watchable; needlessly transphobic.
Without a doubt, one of those long, lost gems of comedy with some of Sally Field's and Kevin Klein's best career performances. Soapdish is a shining example of modern slapstick with an all star cast of veteran actors who have perfected the art of comedic timing. Field and Klein especially shine as the aged soap star and the has been theatre actor given a second chance on a network soap. Seek this out immediately!