Mannequin (1987)

Michael Gottlieb directs Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall and James Spader in this fantasy romantic comedy where a loser falls for an immortal shop window dummy who comes to life when nobody else is watching.

Lowest common denominator stuff. Andrew McCarthy is a dreadful lead. The screeching, mugging comedy elements are overacted with a bluntness that would make a kid’s TV show blush. There are Police Academy sequels with more nuance. Having said that Cattrall is sweetly committed, the pop rock soundtrack crackles and visually there is some pretty memorable Eighties cheese on display. Boy… oh… boy… That guy really wants to fuck that mannequin!

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