Once upon a time, before I developed critical appreciation for the cinema, I was enthralled by movies that feature mermaids ("Splash") and talking mannequins ("Mannequin").
While there's no report about a "Splash" remake, there's a big buzz going on that "Mannequin" will get a remake makeover!
Should I stand up and cheer now?
Why did I love "Mannequin" as a child? Could it be the delicious '80s soundtrack featuring the likes of Belinda Carlisle and Starship? The latter's "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" was even nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song! Yeah!
Could it be that star Kim Cattrall was lovely and charming as a walking and talking mannequin cursed by the gods? Could it be that Andrew McCarthy was part of the Brat Pack that I adored as a child?
Whatever the answer may be, the original "Mannequin" was like a museum piece for me, frozen in time, in the 80s where it belonged! So, I'm not really too jubilant about the remake report.
According to our friends at Moviehole.net, "the newly relaunched Gladden Entertainment are said to be in early development on the redo of the ‘window dresser goes gaga for loose doll' comedy."
Well, more than 20 years later, Cattrall is now Samantha in "Sex and The City," McCarthy, Carlisle, and Starship are nowhere to be found, and all I have is a fond memory of "Mannequin" when I first saw the film.
Because watching the movie now is not the same! How could I have loved the bland jokes? Or the cheesy setup?
But it was the 80s, and that's where the film should stay!
The big question? Who should play the super-flamboyant Hollywood as portrayed by Mesach Taylor in the original? Hhhmmmm, I should audition
For now, let's relive the glory days of "Mannequin" and start humming "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by watching the original trailer below:
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