Michael Ritchie’s sharp, ironic comedy hits a broad target—the ludicrous world of teen beauty pageants—but he does it with a good-humored satire that doesn’t demean its subjects. The laughter comes from the many clever vignettes that fit together seamlessly in the excellent screenplay. Featuring Melanie Griffith, Barbara Feldon, and, in a memorable turn, Bruce Dern as head pageant judge Big Bob.
Part of the Program: Tuesday Nights at the Movies
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