Who's That Girl? (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Who's That Girl?1987

Who's That Girl? (1987)




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A year after appearing in the box-office sleeper Shanghai Surprise, pop superstar Madonna starred in the screwball comedy Who's That Girl? She plays Nikki Finn, who is being released from prison after serving a four-year sentence for a murder she didn't commit. Meanwhile, wealthy lawyer Loudon (Griffin Dunne) is about to get married that afternoon to the snobby Wendy (Haviland Morris), the daughter of Simon Worthington (John McMartin). Worthington does not approve of the wedding and he wants Nikki out of town as soon as possible, so he sends Loudon to collect Nikki and take her to the bus station. Instead, the flamboyant Nikki seeks her revenge while trying to find out what happened to her friend Johnny, which causes Loudon a lot of trouble. Naturally, wild action ensues -- some of it involving an escaped Cougar belonging to Loudon's boss, the millionaire animal collector Montgomery Bell (John Mills) -- and Loudon having to choose between the prim Wendy and the unpredictable Nikki.

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as Nikki Finn
Griffin Dunne
as Louden Trott
John Mills
as Montgomery Bell
Haviland Morris
as Wendy Worthington
John McMartin
as Simon Worthington
Robert Swan
as Detective Bellson
Drew Pillsbury
as Detective Doyle
Bibi Besch
as Mrs. Worthington
as Cougar
Helen Lloyd Breed
as Co-op Chairperson
Dalton Dearborn
as Co-op Member
Robert Weil
as Co-op Member
Albert Popwell
as Parole Chairman
Alice Nunn
as Parole Member
Gary Basaraba
as Shipping Clerk
Ron Taylor
as Dock Worker
Stanley Tucci
as Dock Worker
Mike Starr
as Shipping Co-Worker
Dwight Crawford
as Bicycle Messenger
Laura Drake
as Shitley
Efrat Lavie
as Entourage Saleswoman
Mary Gillis
as Gown Woman
Roy Brocksmith
as Crystal Salesman
Ted Hayden
as Flatware Salesman
Beatrice Colen
as Secretary
Susan Bugg
as Law Secretary
Faith Minton
as Donovan
Judy Kerr
as Prison Officer
Darwyn Carson
as Prison Reception Guard
Andre Rosey Brown
as Record Store Security Guard
Brad Reardon
as Record Store Cashier
Bert Rosario
as Greasy Guy
Patrick McCord
as Traffic Cop
Glenn Plummer
as Harlem Kid
Lance Slaughter
as Harlem Kid
Alon Williams
as Harlem Kid
Mario Gardner
as Harlem Kid
Dennis Brown
as Harlem Kid
Carmen Filpi
as Street Bum
Gerald Orange
as Drunk in Harlem Hallway
Shelly Lipkin
as Tiffany Salesman
Ellen Crawford
as Tiffany Saleswoman
Pat Romano
as Rolls Royce Thief
Gary Tacon
as Rolls Royce Thief
as Lady on Bus
Glen Chin
as Bank Guard
Lloyd Kino
as Bank Officer
Clive Rosengren
as Bus Driver
Scott Harms
as Motorcycle Cop
Christian Letelier
as Motorcycle Cop
Sanders Cupac
as Motorcycle Cop
Meilani Figalan
as Amazon Woman
Phillip Romano
as Fencing Opponent
Lea Lashaway
as Screaming Woman
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Critic Reviews for Who's That Girl?

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (2)

'Who's That Girl' is so eager to please, it ends up being a very hard movie to hate. Sure, it's formulaic and overcooked, but it's ultimately a pretty typical '80s comedy, no better or worse than average.

August 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Before Foley loses the film to insipid humor and excessive physical comedy -- in a rambunctious wedding fiasco at the film's close -- he is nevertheless successful at creating minor characters that are undeniably appealing.

August 19, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

...mostly watchable (if entirely forgettable)...

October 16, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Really, Madonna is the draw of this film. If you don't see what the big deal is with this pop superstar, then stay clear of this movie.

August 28, 2019 | Full Review…

The storyline is simply bizarre, but somehow all the crazy elements fall together in one appealing madcap frolic in this 1987 Madonna vehicle that ends up being more than the sum of its parts.

July 12, 2008

This patently painful flick marks the first and last time that director James Foley would tackle comedy. And the reasons why are right up there on the screen.

February 13, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Who's That Girl?

Horrible. Madonna is out acted by a cat and acts like a 10 year old child with a learning disability all through this.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

It is just a crappy movie. Don't watch it. I give the movie a half a star, and the two cougars their own half-star.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

OK as a daytime family friendly movie. Nothing extraordinary about it. Madonna did a okay job. The story is about what you could expect out of it.

Martin Sahlin
Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

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