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Straight Talk

Straight Talk
Starring:
Dolly Parton, James Woods and Giffin Dunne


Rated: PG 
Reviewed by: Frank and Chris  
Release date: April 3, 1992 Released by: Hollywood Pictures

Fired from her job as a dance teacher and unappreciated by her unemployed, beer-swigging boyfriend, Shirlee (Dolly Parton) packs up and leaves Arkansas for Chicago.

Hired as a receptionist at a radio station, she mistakenly gets put on the air as a radio talk show psychologist. Using her life experiences, she serves up son down-home, common sense advice.

There's no doubt about it, Dolly is unique. With her three inch spike hells, buxom figure and bouncy attitude, her presence brings a smile. She's a modern day Betty Boop.

James Woods costars as a newspaper reporter who, at first, wants to expose "Dr. Shirlee" as a fraud, and then falls for her.

Expecting Woods to be uncomfortable in a light-heated film, he surprisingly went with the flow and had some fun with his part.

Dolly sings some lively songs, there are a few laughs and Paton and Woods are engaging together, what more could you ask for?

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