Big Business (1988)


“There’s two of everyone in there.” – Bum

Number of Times Seen – 1 (7 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Two sets of twins who grew up with very different lifestyles discover that they ave a very strong connection.

My Take on it – Really fun modern version of As You Like It by William Shakespeare that works really well.

Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin are great in these dual roles and help keep things fun regardless of which group of sisters the play.

The fact that they can both give similar and diverse personalities for these characters at the same time is quite impressive.

The way that other characters are dumbfounded by the similarities between the characters is great because it adds to the absurdity of it all as it plays out.

The fact that even some of the closest people to these women cannot tell the different between the doppelganger effects adds so much to the story.

The film has superb special effects that help make things seem so much more plausible in how it all plays out especially when these characters need to interact on screen with one another.

The supporting cats is also great with Edward Hermann, Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Mary Gross and Joe Grifasi all helping keep things so enjoyable to watch unfold despite the craziness of it all.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The production company couldn’t get the rights to film at the actual Plaza Hotel in New York, so it had it recreated on sound stages. To recoup construction costs, Disney built a sitcom around it, The Nutt House (1989). It was an expensive flop. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)

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