Born Yesterday (1993 film)
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Born Yesterday is a 1993 comedy film based on Born Yesterday, a play by Garson Kanin. It stars Melanie Griffith, John Goodman and Don Johnson. It was adapted by Douglas McGrath and directed by Luis Mandoki.
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|Directed by||Luis Mandoki|
|Produced by||Stratton Leopold|
D. Constantine Conte
|Written by||Garson Kanin (play)|
|Music by||George Fenton|
|Edited by||Lesley Walker|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Pictures|
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A wealthy but crude businessman, Harry Brock, on a trip to the nation's capital, is socially embarrassed by his ditzy, uncultured showgirl girlfriend, Billie Dawn. He hires a reporter, Paul Verrall, to educate her ("teach her the ropes").
Harry comes to regret his idea when Billie not only becomes more savvy, questioning his unscrupulous deals and rebelling against his bullying, but also falls in love with Paul.
- Melanie Griffith as Billie Dawn
- John Goodman as Harry Brock
- Don Johnson as Paul Verrall
- Edward Herrmann as Ed Devery
- Max Perlich as JJ
- Michael Ensign as Phillipe
- Benjamin C. Bradlee as Alex Duffee, Sect. of the Navy
- Sally Quinn as Beatrice Duffee
- Fred Dalton Thompson as Sen. Hedges
- Celeste Yarnall as Mrs. Hedges
- Rondi Reed as Victoria Penny
Reviews to Born Yesterday were mostly negative, as it holds a 23% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 26 reviews, with an average rating of 3.83/10. The site's critics consensus reads: "Not even Melanie Griffith's charisma can inject fresh energy into this ill-conceived remake, which awkwardly retreads through the classic original's story without any of its charm." Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a grade of "B+" on scale of A+ to F. Melanie Griffith was nominated for the 1993 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for her performance in the film, where she lost to Madonna for her work in Body of Evidence.
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