Mannequin is a 1987 American romantic comedy film starring Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Meshach Taylor, James Spader, G. W. Bailey and Estelle Getty. Directed and written by Michael Gottlieb, the film was also co-written by Edward Rugoff. The original music score was composed by Sylvester Levay. The film, a modern retelling of the Pygmalion myth, tells about a chronically underemployed artist named Jonathan Switcher (played by Andrew McCarthy) who gets a job as a department-store window dresser and falls in love with a mannequin (played by Kim Cattrall)—the attraction being that she comes to life on occasion, but only for him.In Ancient Egypt, Ema “Emmy” Hesire hides in a pyramid from her mother, who wants an arranged marriage. Emmy prays to the gods to save her and find her true love. In answer, Emmy mysteriously vanishes before her mother’s eyes. In 1987, Philadelphia artist Jonathan Switcher takes a number of odd jobs, including one where he assembles a beautiful, perfect mannequin. Although Jonathan painstakingly expresses his artistic passion, his employers dismiss him for taking too much time or deviating from a set pattern. His girlfriend Roxie Shield, who views Jonathan as a flake, dumps him.
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance Rating: 5.8/10 Release on: 13 February 1987 (USA) Director: Michael Gottlieb Writers: Edward Rugoff, Michael Gottlieb Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty