Picks and Pans Review: Tootsie

updated 12/27/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/27/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

In the year's best comedy—because the laughs grow out of well-developed characters, not pratfalls—Dustin Hoffman plays an unemployed actor who pretends he's a woman to get work on a soap and discovers he's a feminist at heart.

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