Watching 9 To 5 as a young woman was always a fun experience. There was something so satisfying about watching these three smart women work together to take down their corrupt boss .
Sure, we could argue about the legalities of them holding their boss captive, but what's the fun in that! He was a bad man who was lying, blackmailing, and was just all around evil, so the fact that they had to trap him to find out that he was embezzling money from the company is not the point.
My main takeaway, as a younger girl who didn't understand that holding someone captive was highly illegal, was that I always thought it was awesome to see three smart women manage to make choices that a man couldn't.
They made some seriously impressive changes
They implemented a daycare, they established equal pay between male and female employees, and they allow flexible scheduling which all makes the company run better while making the employees work harder.
Obviously, when Hart, the mean boss, gets back, he is promoted to help implement all these changes in a Brazilian operation, but we find out that it goes poorly.
Luckily, the women who actually made these advancements in the company were able to move up or move on in ways they wanted to, but I think that there was just something powerful about it.
With basically every movie getting a remake, it's always just a matter of time before our favorites are next in line, and recently the 9 To 5 classic we all know and love has been picked as the next project.