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When a streetwise young woman who has served time for a crime that she didn't commit is paroled, she is put under the authority of an ambitious and straight laced attorney on the eve of his wedding. His life dissolves into chaos when he gets involved in a bid to clear her name.

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Although many say it's a bad film, I kind of like it, so I will certainly buy it, as an old Madonna fan too in my childhood-teens.

I think it kind of IS a bad film, but one that I've always had a soft spot for, too. It takes me right back to the summer of 1987 when I was 20 (and it was a GREAT summer!)

I've always enjoyed it (plus I've forgiven Madonna for a lot worse than this!)
 

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Although many say it's a bad film, I kind of like it, so I will certainly buy it, as an old Madonna fan too in my childhood-teens.
I never really understood the hate for this one nor Shanghai Surprise. I think many just simply didn't understand what Madonna was going for in terms of re-creating the classic screwball comedy (in Who's That Girl?) or the romantic adventure of Shanghai Surprise. They were bygone eras of film that Madonna was trying to make contemporary for the 80s. I love both and will definitely be re-buying WTG as released by Shout.
 

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Interesting that this is the same director who would make Glengarry Glen Ross a few years later.
 

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I think it kind of IS a bad film, but one that I've always had a soft spot for, too. It takes me right back to the summer of 1987 when I was 20 (and it was a GREAT summer!)

I've always enjoyed it (plus I've forgiven Madonna for a lot worse than this!)
Will, it's funny the things you remember. I also have such a clear recall of WHO'S THAT GIRL. Maybe because I was surprised how awful it was. Technically speaking, it's a mess. Continuity is abysmal. Madonna's hair changes color and shape from shot to shot, and she jumps from one side of the screen to the other. Also her accent, which goes from fake-Queens to bad French and back again. Continuity-wise, nothing makes much sense. The story is more confusing than LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD.

The film is such a mess, it ends up being entertaining. It's just fun watching all the mistakes, the way nothing works, how people jump from one side of the screen to the other and place to place, that bricolage of strange costume changes and half-assed dialogue. Also how dazed everyone looks. Especially the deadly duo of Madonna and Griffin Dunne. who personalize that Jenny Holzer axiom, "Lack of charisma can be fatal".

But, It's oh so very 80's. The clothes and the colors and New York City, which was still kind of gritty back then. We were all younger too. The film is so trashy, it's almost profound. I guess nostalgia isn't what it used to be, as someone, I think Simone Signoret, once said. But what they hey! I might get it myself. Still, it's not very good. Compared to WHO'S THAT GIRL, CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC is directed with Bressonian rigor.
 

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Will, it's funny the things you remember. I also have such a clear recall of WHO'S THAT GIRL. Maybe because I was surprised how awful it was. Technically speaking, it's a mess. Continuity is abysmal. Madonna's hair changes color and shape from shot to shot, and she jumps from one side of the screen to the other. Also her accent, which goes from fake-Queens to bad French and back again. Continuity-wise, nothing makes much sense. The story is more confusing than LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD.

The film is such a mess, it ends up being entertaining. It's just fun watching all the mistakes, the way nothing works, how people jump from one side of the screen to the other and place to place, that bricolage of strange costume changes and half-assed dialogue. Also how dazed everyone looks. Especially the deadly duo of Madonna and Griffin Dunne. who personalize that Jenny Holzer axiom, "Lack of charisma can be fatal".

But, It's oh so very 80's. The clothes and the colors and New York City, which was still kind of gritty back then. We were all younger too. The film is so trashy, it's almost profound. I guess nostalgia isn't what it used to be, as someone, I think Simone Signoret, once said. But what they hey! I might get it myself. Still, it's not very good. Compared to WHO'S THAT GIRL, CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC is directed with Bressonian rigor.
Yes, it was Simone Signoret who titled her autobiography Nostalgia Isn't What It Used to Be, a philosophy that I adhere to. It's a waste of time to wax nostalgic when there is still so much to enjoy in the present.
Your reference to Bresson is a hoot!
 

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Yes, it was Simone Signoret who titled her autobiography Nostalgia Isn't What It Used to Be, a philosophy that I adhere to. It's a waste of time to wax nostalgic when there is still so much to enjoy in the present.
Your reference to Bresson is a hoot!
It was a lot cheaper to go to the movies. That's something to wax nostalgic about. And bad movies, like WHO'S THAT GIRL, were still being made by individuals, instead of committee. Now they're perfect but deadly. The mistakes in WHO'S THAT GIRL & CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC are charming by comparison. In spite of their awfulness, those films had personality. They also celebrated a kind of quirky outlaw beatific aspect of American culture that's now completely vanished.
 

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Bonus Features:
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NEW 2K Scan Of The 35mm Interpositive
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Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Stereo English SDH
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NEW Audio Commentary By Film Historian Russell Dyball
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Theatrical Trailer
I wonder if the new 2K scan means it will be better than the existing hd digital.
 

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SHOUT! STUDIOS TO RELEASE MADONNA’S
WHO’S THAT GIRL
ON BLU-RAY™ JULY 2, 2024​

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Shout! Studios has announced the Blu-ray™ release of the comedy Who’s That Girl, directed James Foley and starring Madonna and Griffin Dunne. The fan favorite will be released on July 2nd as part of the Shout Select line.

Four years of unjust jail haven't dampened the spirits or determination of Nikki Finn. The spunky parolee sets out to clear her name — and sets the Big Apple spinning in deliriously funny ways.

"Madonna is sexy and funny — a very engaging comedian," Vincent Canby of The New York Times wrote of her work in Who's That Girl. The music/movie superstar displays kicky comic flair and contributes four terrific soundtrack tunes ("Causing A Commotion," "The Look Of Love," "Can't Stop," and the title song). Griffin Dunne co-stars as an uptight, soon-to-wed attorney whose mild lifestyle swerves into the path of uproarious oncoming traffic courtesy of Nikki. This frisky caper proves screwball comedy is alive and swell.

Special Features
  • NEW Audio Commentary By Film Historian Russell Dyball
  • Theatrical Trailer
 

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