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9 to 5

Published September 5, 2019

9 to 5

Film info

  • Title 9 to 5
  • Director Colin Higgins
  • Year 1980
  • Run time 1hr 49m
  • Genre Comedy
  • Tagline Getting even is a full-time job

A group of female office workers, the all-knowing manager who trained the boss but can't get promoted, a befuddled newcomer and an alluring personal secretary everyone presumes is having an affair, all band together to seek revenge on the man who is making their lives miserable.

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TimeComment
0:33Diving straight in with the song, I’m here for it.
5:41Consolidated Companies is wonderfully vague.
10:13Yay Doralee. Dolly. Same thing!
13:42“I’ve been chased by swifter men than you and I ain’t been caught yet.”
17:18Look at the size of that photocopier!
23:25Dolly is so cute! “That hurts my feelings.”
25:34ARGH, MEN.
31:39Don’t blame them but it’s something to stalk out in the middle of the day and go drinking.
42:27In and out of a lasso is the weirdest wipe I’ve ever seen in a movie.
44:34The spoon disappeared!
54:34All the coincidences, eek!
56:33No hospital would just leave a dead body out in a hallway like that.
1:00:08I like her car fits three people in the front seat.
1:03:39“You steal the wrong body from the hospital and all you can say is ‘I must have made a mistake?’
1:15:15All of their dreams came true… and turned to nightmares.
1:21:38It’s quite the set up they have rigged there.
1:26:52These women!! Why has no one paid attention to this movie?
1:31:23“I followed you from the office…” is not the way to convince someone you like them.
1:37:11What kind of exercise program would need your wife to be out of the house a week? I’d be asking more questions, Missy.
1:45: 53“Here’s to the beginning!”

Thoughts

This movie was not what I’d expected it to be at all! The start and the end kinda were - women sticking it to the man and getting one over on their misogynistic boss - but the middle, oh boy that goes places I certainly didn’t expect.

Stealing bodies from hospitals, tying up people for weeks, WEEKS, in their own homes, the dream sequences with cartoon bunnies and stuff… I couldn’t quite believe what I was seeing.

So, love the song, and Dolly Parton, and the idea of them getting their revenge at the end, but also… not a fan.

Rating: 2 / 5

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