Hello everyone! This is my first Pure Good Proposal on Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
What's The Work?
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American live-action/animated comedy mystery film directed by Robert Zemeckis, produced by Frank Marshall and Robert Watts, and written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman. Loosely based on the 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf, the film stars Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye, and Joanna Cassidy. Set in a 1947 version of Hollywood where cartoon characters (commonly referred as "toons") and people co-exist, the film follows Eddie Valiant, a private investigator who must exonerate Roger Rabbit, a toon who has been accused of murdering a wealthy businessman.
Who Is She/What Has She Done?
Jessica Rabbit is Roger Rabbit's human toon wife and the tritagonist of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. In the book, she was an amoral, up-and-coming star and former comic character, over whom her estranged husband, comic strip star Roger Rabbit, obsessed. She is re-imagined in the film as a sultry, but moral cartoon singer at a Los Angeles supper club called the "Ink and Paint Club". Here, she is one of several suspects in the framing of her husband, who is a famous cartoon star. Several attractive Toon females (specifically Betty Boop) apparently consider Jessica to be incredibly lucky to be married to Roger.
When Eddie hears Jessica and Marvin talking through one of the nearby windows, he pulls up a box and peers through a gap in the curtains. Marvin insists Jessica to play pattycake with him on her bed. While they play pattycake together, Eddie pulls out a camera and takes several pictures by order of R.K. Maroon, owner of Maroon Cartoons. The next morning, at the Acme factory, Jessica's body has been ran over by Eddie, but she slaps him hard across the face and scolds him that she hopes he's proud of himself, and those pictures he has taken. Then, she storms out in a terrible fury.
Later, when Eddie exits his office bathroom, there stands Jessica, waiting. She tells Eddie that he's got the wrong idea about her, and asks him that he can help her find Roger. Then, she advises him to name his price, and she'll pay it. Eddie says that she must have the rabbit to make that scam work, but Jessica states she loves Roger, and tells Eddie that he's got her all wrong and doesn't know how hard it is being a woman looking the way she does. And Eddie says that she doesn't know how hard it is being a man looking at her looking the way she does. Then, Jessica states to him, "I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way." Eddie asks her that she wasn't the one he caught playing pattycake for Marvin, and Jessica tells him that he forbade to catch her and was set up to take those pictures which means Maroon wanted to blackmail Acme. She explains to him that according to Maroon, if she didn't pose for those pattycake pictures, Roger would never work in Maroon Cartoons again, and she says she couldn't let that happen and would do anything for Roger.
Later that night, outside Maroon Cartoons, Jessica hits Roger's head with a frying pan and throws him into the trunk of her car to protect him from getting killed, then turns her attention to the window of Maroon's office where she hears Maroon and Eddie talking. After Maroon's murder, she runs to her car and seen by Eddie just before he exits the building, making Eddie believe she was Maroon's killer. The car chase begins, as he tries to follow her, but she disappears into a tunnel leading to Toontown. She later appears in an alley with Eddie where she points his gun at him and yells look out from behind him and saves him by shooting the other person who was pointing at Eddie who turned out to be Judge Doom. She says she followed Doom to RK Maroon's studio, but was too late to stop Doom from killing Maroon.
When they got to Jessica's car, they see Roger gone. Eddie replies that Roger chickened out on him back at the studio, but Jessica honestly tells him that she struck her husband's head with her frying pan and put him in the trunk, so he wouldn't get killed and Eddie says that it makes perfect sense. Jessica decides that she and Eddie will take his car, but Roger has already taken it and so Eddie sticks his thumb out and Benny the Cab comes out of nowhere and they ride in Benny. As they exit the tunnel, Doom knocks over a barrel of Dip, making Benny lose control and crash into a light pole, sending Eddie and Jessica flying out. They are then captured by Doom and the Toon Patrol and taken back to the Acme factory.
At the factory, Eddie and Jessica are searched, with one of the weasels, Greasy, offering to frisk Jessica with obvious perverted intent. He puts his hand in Jessica's cleavage only to get his hand caught in a bear trap. After assuming the will is gone, Doom reveals his Dip Machine, which will completely erase Toontown. He then explains he found plans for a freeway, which he plans to build in Toontown's place, hoping to monetize the transportation. Roger then bursts in, where he reunited with Jessica and tries to stand up to Doom, only to be incapacitated by the weasels, who then tie them up and hoist them up on a hook to be sprayed by the Dip Machine.
Before his departure, Doom advises his second-in-command, Smarty, to let Eddie watch Roger and Jessica get dipped, then shoot him. Eddie, having discovered the weasel's weakness, clowns around until the weasels laugh themselves to death. Jessica helps Eddie finish his next verse, like "Running out of time!" Eddie then tries to save Roger and Jessica, but Doom returns to fight Eddie, who eventually wins by emptying the Dip on Doom, who was revealed to be a Toon himself.
After Doom's death, Eddie releases Roger and Jessica. The two share a touching reunion before the police, Dolores, and the residents of Toontown arrive to look at the scene. Roger then tries to read his love letter to Jessica when it is revealed that the love letter is in fact the will, written in disappearing-reappearing ink, thereby granting ownership of Toontown to the Toons as Acme promised.
In the end, Jessica walks with Roger, Eddie, and Dolores into Toontown, saying she will bake Roger a carrot cake when they get home.
Jessica is shown to be an extremely compassionate, selfless, brave, and loving wife to Roger and would do anything for him and teamed up with Eddie to help clear Roger's name after he was framed for the murder of Marvin Acme. She says that the reason she married Roger is that he makes her laugh. She explained she wanted nothing to do with the scheme, but Maroon told her that if she didn't pose for him, Roger would be fired and blacklisted from ever performing in Hollywood ever again, which Jessica was against. She even said "I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."
She later hit Roger on the head with a frying pan and put him in the trunk of her car to protect him from Judge Doom and tried to stop him but failed after he killed Maroon. When she later appears in an alley with Eddie, she saves him from Judge Doom by firing at Doom from behind Eddie. When they found that Roger escaped from her trunk, Jessica honestly tells Eddie that she struck her husband's head with her frying pan and put him in the trunk, so he wouldn't get killed and Eddie says that it makes perfect sense. When she and Roger were tied up, she helps Eddie finish his next verse, like "Running out of time!" when he was making the weasels laugh to death.
She playfully teases Marvin and Eddie during her performance in the Ink and Paint Club, slaps Eddie for taking pictures of her and Marvin, and hit Roger over the head with the frying pan and put him in the trunk of her car. However the reasons for the slapping was when she was wrongfully accused of purposely having an affair with Roger when she was really blackmailed by Maroon into doing it so Roger won't lose his job and her hitting Roger over the head with a frying pan and putting him in her trunk was only to protect him from getting killed by Judge Doom.
I think she should be approved, because of her selflessness and bravery.