Simply one of the best American comedies ever filmed filled with memorable moments and dialogue with a cast of pros that score throughout. Hoffman may be the focus but Durning, Lange, Garr, Murray, Gaynes and Pollack all score equally well. This is a film that offers a comic turn on the power of acting, the feminine persona and relationships in an entertaining yet mature manner. '...Does Jeff know?...'
Does the rushed ending offer all the blandness & non-nutrition of Vienna sausages on saltines? Have some moments & lines aged rather poorly? ('Don't you find it hard being a woman in the 80s?' screams 'A man wrote the words coming out of my mouth?') Sure, but Tootsie is a blast and a half--a sharp, jazzy comedy with its heart in the right place, feat. marvelous performances. Mrs Doubtfire, eat your heart out.