updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST
"I'm not bad," she pouted, in Roger Rabbit's most memorable line, "I'm just drawn that way." Blame that on cartoonist Richard Williams, writers Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman, and director Robert Zemeckis. Thanks to them, Jessica is typecast forever, burdened with a lusciousness that, even more than for most beautiful women, exists mainly in doodling male noodles. So how can there not be a sequel? Can anyone imagine Jessica out of the movies, a total homebody, content behind a white picket fence in Toontown, raising a harebrained brood and baking carrot cakes for her funny bunny husband? No. Film is the only life for this gal. She's too good not to be bad, and for a bad girl, she's made good: By year's end Roger Rabbit had grossed some $147 million, becoming the most successful feature of the year.