** FILE ** In this 1982 photo supplied by Columbia Pictures, Dustin Hoffman, right, in the title role of "Tootsie," appears in a scene with the movie's director and producer, Sydney Pollack at the Russian Tea Room in New York. Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack, a Hollywood mainstay who achieved commercial success and critical acclaim with the gender-bending comedy "Tootsie" and the period drama "Out of Africa, died of cancer Monday May 26, 2008. He was 73. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, File)
Very rarely does a straight-up comedy not made by a guy named Woody get serious consideration from critics and trophy givers, no matter how often you say, “dying is easy, comedy is hard.” Tootsie (1982), Wednesday’s offering on the Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classics series, was one of those movies.
Read the post at Rich Copley's blog, Copious Notes.