Todd Russell’s review published on Letterboxd:
Dustin Hoffman plays Michael Dorsey, a difficult to work with actor who has trouble finding work and decides to go undercover as a strong-willed woman on a soap opera. This was nominated for 10 Oscars, but Jessica Lange was the only one to win for Supporting Actress. Also one of the highest grossing movies of 1982.
Bill Murray plays Hoffman's roommate. Geena Davis has a bit part as a soap opera actress and roams around in skimpy under garments. Terri Garr plays a struggling actress friend Hoffman's character.
The real magic of this film is the ending, which is one of the best comedy endings of all time. I won't spoil it, but it's the perfect climax to answer the various conflicts.
You'll laugh, cheer and maybe even shed a tear or two for this extremely well acted film. Dustin Hoffman's a legend and this is easily one of his top three roles. Taking away a half star for some small parts of the movie being a bit too over the top, but it's like a scratch on the side of a new Mercedes. Mrs. Doubtfire is funnier, but clearly Robin Williams was inspired by Hoffman's performance. Recommended.