Frustrated women and really rich cats
April 27, 1996
Web posted at: 10:45 a.m. EDT
From Correspondent Dennis Michael
HOLLYWOOD, California (CNN) -- Look out guys ... they've got that "Thelma and Louise" look in their eyes again. "Waiting to Exhale" is a '90s update of what once was called a "woman's picture," with four top-notch actresses trying to work out problems with the men in their lives. And as you might guess, most men don't fare very well in the film, which was directed by actor Forrest Whittaker. Many women will love it; most men should bring flowers when it's over. Just a piece of friendly advice.
Disney is the standard bearer for feature animation, to be sure, but to call the 1970 feature "The Aristocats" a "masterpiece" is to stretch the word way out of shape. The voice cast is headed by Phil Harris as a streetwise alley cat and Eva Gabor as a tabby kidnapped for her huge inheritance. And nobody is suggesting a Broadway version of this one.
See you at the rental counter.
- 'Waiting to Exhale' - winner of 6 NAACP Image Awards - April 8, 1996
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