The Incredible Shrinking Woman
DIRECTOR: JOEL SCHUMACHER
Lily Tomlin puts her full array of comic gifts on display playing four different roles in screenwriter Jane Wagner’s sly feminist reworking of the 1957 science-fiction classic The Incredible Shrinking Man. Tomlin’s housewife Pat Kramer, the film’s lead character, seems to have it all in the suburban paradise of Tasty Meadows, every modern conveniences at her fingertips—until one day she discovers herself growing slowly, steadily smaller, a mysterious process that seems to have something to do with the household products hawked by her husband, ad executive Charles Grodin. A barbed, anti-consumerist comedy, which shows ‘80s America in all of its garish ghastliness.