This movie is a blast. I don't care what anyone says. Perfect cast, great lines.
Sally Field should have been oscar nominated as Celeste. I love the fact that she sends up her weeping "You like me" image and does it brilliantly.
I don't know if Patty Duke would have brought the same humor and pathos to the role.
I think we've found our waiter!
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"Actors don't like to play coma. They feel it limits their range."
Love this movie. The cast was awesome.
You know what that means? It means he doesn't have a head. How am I supposed to write for a guy who doesn't have a head?
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Celeste Talbert: Ohhh, there's so many people to thank. First of all, my fabulous supporting cast, who gives a new meaning to the word "support"...
Ariel Maloney: Bitch!
David Barnes: Hag!
Montana Moorehead: I hate her so much!
Love RDJr's constant changes of glasses, and everything else about this movie.
It was a good find on cable at the time, but I don't think it's aged that well. I didn't enjoy it much the last few times I saw it.
One of my all time favs.
"why dont you just put me in a walker? Buy a god damn walker and Put me in it!"
I love how she goes to malls to feel the love by her fans.
"give them my best in Paramus"
It's a crutch! It's crutch!
"Celeste Talbert is a menopausal hag. We want more Montana."
I really enjoyed Soapdish. It lampooned the soaps perfectly. Sally Field and Kevin Kline actually had great chemistry.
Her brain will laterally explore!
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It's the poor man's "Tootsie"!
David Barnes: She's got a lot of spirit.
Lori Craven: She's a deranged bitch.
The wave machine should have been nominated for something.
This movie is truly fucking funny. Not every film has to be a great work of art, and Meryl is not the only actress that can do busy comedy.
Sally Field is a riot and the cast is great. Teri Hatcher, what a beauty she was then and RDJ too.
It's pretty broad, like a two hour Carol Burnett sketch, but I love this movie.
The girl who played Montana Moorehead was the weakest link.
Actually, Elizabeth Shue was the weakest link. She hasn't a funny bone in her body.
It says so much for the film that it worked so well with these two deadbeats.
I have an old issue of Entertainment Weekly from 1990 and d in their news & notes section it says that Madonna has signed on with Sally Field and Kevin Kline for the soap opera satire Soapdish, production is expected to begin after she wraps up her Blond Ambition Tour. I think it was for the Cathy Moriarty role, what happened?
"You have beautiful eyes.
Oh, they're nothing compared to my tits!"
[quote]The girl who played Montana Moorehead was the weakest link.
Are you insane? Cathy Moriarty was fucking brilliant and deserved an Oscar nomination.
Montana Moorehead: YOU - promised me you would get rid of Celeste. WE WERE BOTH NAKED AND YOU PROMISED! NAKED!
David Barnes: Hey! We were never naked.
Montana Moorehead: Well, we could have been!
Wasn't this film inspired by backstage antics at Dynasty? I feel like I read that somewhere.
"Kapfgeschlagen" was my first post ever to make it to "Recently on Datalounge" (or whatever it was called), the precursor to Wit & Wisdom.
Thanks to you guys I just watched this. Teri Hatcher was so pretty and sexy then. Her character as the doctor with huge hair and skin tight dresses had me cracking up though. She's ruined her looks by staying too thin and surgery. What happened to Cathy Moriarty?
[quote]Wasn't this film inspired by backstage antics at Dynasty? I feel like I read that somewhere.
It wouldn't surprise me. Aaron Spelling produced "Soapdish."
That said, Celeste Talbot is clearly supposed to be Susan Lucci.
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It's the last stage of brain fever she could BLOW AT ANY MOMENT!
I still think that the scene with Kevin Kline at the dinner theater in Florida is hysterical and incredibly honest. The old people whizzing around in their mobility scooters, spilling coffee...hysterical.
Patty Duke? I loathed that bitch while we were shooting 'Valley of the Dolls'
I haven't seen Soapdish in many years but this thread makes me want to watch it again. I think I'll stream it tonight. I loved the scene in the mall where Whoopi makes a fuss over Sally so all the shoppers will notice her and give her attention. I wonder if celebrities really do that in real life?
You're an actress! How nice for you. I'm Betsy Faye Sharon, and I'm a bitch. Now get out of here.
David, could you please tell our new costume designer that I don't feel quite right in a TURBAN. What I feel like is Gloria Fucking Swanson. Am I seventy, David? Am I seventy? Why don't you put me in a walker? Buy a GODDAMNED WALKER and put me in it!
Attention, everyone: No turbans for Miss Talbert.
She has more lines than I do and she's a GOD DAMN MUTE!
Sally Field is so funny in this movie. She and Kevin Kline together have brilliant comedic timing. The scene where he doesn't have his glasses or contacts on and she has to keep correcting his misreading of the words on the teleprompter is hilarious--her facial expressions just kill me every time.
Jeffrey: At the current rate of inflation, her brain will laterally explore the...
Celeste: Literally explode?
Jeffrey: Exactly, within the next three houses.
Jeffrey: Yes, will literally explode within next three hours. I would suggest leaving the restraint.
Jeffrey: Restaurant, yes.
[quote]I don't care what anyone says.
What? Its a well-liked movie, OP. You're not going against the grain here.
Do you remember what happened on "Bold and the Brash" when they made Tiffani become incontinent?!?!
The main cast is all Oscar winners or nominees: Field, Klein, Goldberg (winners), RDJ, Moriarty, Shue (nominees) plus a very funny Gary Marshall and Carrie Fisher.
I believe it got great reviews when it was released.
I haven't watched Soapdish in many years, but I always thought it was friggin' HILARIOUS! I was a teen of the '80s, who was REALLY into soaps....so just the idea that they brought back a character who had been DECAPITATED, sent me into hysterics. "The man has no HEAD!". It played into all those soap-tropes and cliches.......and the cast was just fucking brilliant!!
WHET to Cathy Moriarty? She was a damn good actress who was great at comedy and totally gorgeous. I wish she'd been bigger.
She went to live in a sanitarium in Tierra Del Fuego.
One of my favorite things about "Soapdish" is the score by Alan Silvestri. He composed that great crazy mambo over the credits, but he also did that hilariously cheesy swelling music for all the cues for "The Sun Also Sets" that makes me laugh just thinking about it.
"Excuse me, may I join you? I'm Lori Craven, the homeless mute."
"You speak beautifully for a mute, please."
Before she came to our little clinic she vas... Milton Moorehead of Syosset, Long Island. Hello!
She has more lines than me and she's a GOD. DAMNED. MUTE!
And of course, "Bolt" went on to direct and star as John Galt in Atlas Shrugged. Oy!
What a great thread - positive , polite, enthusiastic and adult!
No bitching, unfunny put downs etc.
Add my vote for this funny, feel good film.
I would have loved to see Patty Duke in the role that was written for her. Why she eventually didnt get it I dont know. Does anyone know what happened?
I was just thinking about this the other day, and whatever happened to Cathy Moriarty.
It's no great film by any stretch, but it has plenty of laughs and great lines. I remember thinking Sally Field must have studied Susan Lucci, because there are a few times where she is really channeling Erica Kane.
Paul Johansson was at the zenith of his hotness in this
Okay, I had to see what Kathy Moriarty is doing now. She was always fabulous, and as she always seemed mature even when she was young, I didn't think aging would hurt her career.
She still makes occasional TV and film appearances, but not many. I suspect that's because she had three children around the age of forty, who are entering their early teens. Maybe she's got better things to do than act.
Cathy Moriarty was excellent in "But I'm a Cheerleader"
Yes this was one of the funniest camp comedies ever.
Everyone was perfect in the roles - perfectly cast and perectly acted. I disagree with the other poster - Cathy Moriarty was perfect.
I'll watch it again tonight.
[quote]It's no great film by any stretch, but it has plenty of laughs and great lines. I remember thinking Sally Field must have studied Susan Lucci, because there are a few times where she is really channeling Erica Kane.
It's no great film by any stretch? What the fuck do you consider a great film or are you just dismissing it because it's a comedy. To a lot of people, this great cast, big laughs and great lines equals a great film.
Cathy Moriarty was so good that when we were leaving the theater, the woman in front of me said "I knew that tall blonde was really a man."
It's a really limp spoof of the jandra. It could have been so much sharper. Very lazy writing.
Did it make you laugh? Are there not enough charming performances and some hilarious ones to please for a simple night?
Don't be contrary. This is a fun movie.
You know this much is true.
[quote] It's a really limp spoof of the jandra
Or did you mean "genre?"
My favorite line is when Sally is going to have a brain transplant and Kevin Kline says "You could die" and then Cathy Moriarty says "They could both die"
Perfect line reading. I think Cathy steals the picture for sure
[quote]Or did you mean "genre?"
He/she meant jandra. It's a reference to an American Idol contestant from years ago who pronounced the word as jandra. It was funny and we posted about it endlessly on Datalounge.
Cathy was brilliant. The weakest link was Elizabeth Shue.
Ready for the musical? They're writing it
I watched it on Netflix streaming last night -- hadn't seen it in many years.
Sally Field was very funny, as was Kevin Kline in the dinner theater stuff.
I'd forgotten about the bizarre set direction, as well as the fact that the last half of the movie involved everyone SCREAMING his and her lines (many of which were quite good).
Also the product placement: Pepsi, Dannon Yogurt, and, surprisingly, cigarettes -- which didn't have anything to do with the plot or characters.
Thanks for the reminder. Bought it yesterday.
I also just streamed Soapdish because of this thread and I agree with all the other comments. I'd like to add how amazingly 80s the styles and set design still were the very early 1990s. I'd kind of forgotten about wardrobes that were all bold primary colors. And of course the giant hairdos on all the women.
"The contessa should be kidnapped by some colored guys."
R64 We need to start making casting suggestions.
I love Sally at the beginning in her closet when she realizes her lover has left and she tightens her body and does a full splat onto the ottoman.
Patti LuPone and Kevin Kline, r69. Laura Benanti in the Elizabeth Shue role.
And what is this, the 3rd adaptation of a Whoopi Goldberg film?