This is the only other movie featuring Elisabeth Shue (the other being Adventures In Babysitting) that I'll watch and not mind.Played for camp (like there'd be any other way) Soapdish takes a look at soap operas. You've got the diva star (Sally Field), the leading man (Kevin Kline), the sweet girl (Shue), the schemer (Cathy Moriarty). Their real lives mirror the lives of their characters.
Field gets to let loose. She's got a chance to turn out a nice comedic performance, and she does. Kline does the hapless thing again, but it's funny.
Throw in some weird plot twists (someone's illegitimate daughter! a sex change operation! Dad falls for daughter! sex! intrigue!) a la a real soap opera, and Soapdish becomes, quite frequently, hilarious.A decent rental.