No One Has Ever Been More Excited To Have An Office Than Tess In “Working Girl”
4:36 pm, December 29th | by Amy Tennery
Go ahead, laugh. I don’t care. I completely and totally love “Working Girl,” without a hint of irony. And all off the awfulness that happens to Melanie Griffith in that movie (evil boss, gross Kevin Spacey, gross Alec Baldwin) is made completely worthwhile by A) Joan Cusack, playing “The Best-Best Friend Ever” and B) The end of the movie, which I have included below.
Griffith plays the longest of the long-suffering female protagonists — an assistant constantly abused and taken advantage of, by possibly the slimiest characters possible. But at the end, there’s that moment when she arrives at her (SPOILER ALERT) new job and thinks she doesn’t have her own office and then she does have an office and she calls Joan Cusack and says “guess where I am” and, against all logic, Joan Cusack somehow understands how great the office is, even without seeing it. Totally worth it.