Cinema: Sanforized

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING

WOMAN

Directed by Joel Schumacher Screenplay by Jane Wagner Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner are determined that this time nothing shall go wrong. Their last film, Moment by Moment, about an affair between a bored housewife (Tomlin) and a young drifter (John Travolta), was the movie catastrophe of 1978. Now they would play it safe by playing it funny.

They would proceed from a strong premise—The Incredible Shrinking Man, a deadpan 1957 sci-fi thriller—and give it a feminist twist. While the original protagonist shrank from a dose of radiation, Tomlin's happy homemaker would suffer from exposure to the mysterious ingredients...

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