Nostalgia for the ’80s has been inspiring entertainment since well before “Stranger Things” hit streaming. Classic films from “Pretty Woman” to “American Psycho” have received musical adaptations on Broadway. And last year “Top Gun: Maverick” soared at the box office and into the Best Picture Oscars race: solidifying short-shorts, jet engines, and long overdue ’80s sequels as timeless symbols of Hollywood excellence.
So, asked politely but firmly: where the hell is our “9 to 5” revival?
Starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton, Colin Higgins’ 1980 workplace comedy is an all-time great revenge flick sharpened by the specificity of its times. The feature-length feminist rallying cry tells the tale of three office workers who fantasize about getting even with their terrible boss Mr. Hart (Dabney Coleman): a sexist and self-centered jerk who, let’s be honest, really had that credenza-to-the-head coming.