Lily Tomlin was terrible in this film. She over acted both of the characters to an embarrassing extent. I like Lily Tomlin, and 9 to 5 is one of my favorite films, but she scored a zero here.
I cannot stand her constant panting to convey stress, her body and arm and hand flapping to convey nervousness, and her rattling bracelet and hissing about snakes in that terrible Southern accent. I fast forward through all of her scenes.
But I enjoyed Bette Midler. I am not a Midler fan, but she really owns this movie. I would not blame her New York Sadie for having eliminated the New York Rose long before she could inherit, I'm sure the stockholdenrs would unanimously approve.