The Stepford Wives
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The film tells the tale of New York housewife and photographer Joanna Eberhart, who moves with her lawyer husband Walter (sexy name - not!) and their two kids to the seemingly idyllic rural town of Stepford. Very soon Joanna becomes disenchanted with her surroundings, missing the liveliness of New York. Her feelings of isolation are compounded by the fact that the other women in the town appear content to stay at home for their husbands as loyal house fraus, with no outside interests whatsoever. Also, all new male arrivals in Stepford are invited to join "The Men's Association", an organisation from which the town's women are strictly excluded. Whatever goes on there remains a mystery; the women aren't told.
Fortunately Joanna meets the effervescent and rebellious Bobby Marco, another recent arrival in Stepford who shares her concerns about the strange behaviour of the women in the community.Read more ›
p.s. watch out for Mary Stuart Masterson...this was her first film.
THE PLOT: Katharine Ross and her husband move to Stepford, CT, where many of the wives of the village seem to be oblivious to the current women's liberation movement; they seem wholly dedicated to their husbands, home & garden and keeping themselves well-groomed and primed for sex. Meanwhile Katharine's husband joins a mysterious all-male organization which seems to be up to something fishy. When two of Katharine's friends strangely morph into the typical Stepford housewife Katharine realizes something diabolical is going on and, to her horror, that she's next in line.
Paula Prentiss and Tina Louise (Ginger from Giligan's Island) are on hand as Katharine's friends.
The story is not campy at all (like the 2004 version). This is serious and creepy sci-fi of the highest order. "The Stepford Wives" powerfully succeeds where the similar-themed "Westworld" only passably gets by.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like this original version better than the remake. Katherine Ross is a delightful, but tragic victim in this one.Published 15 days ago by Old Kid
The plot of this film and the term "Stepford wives" have become part of our culture for good reason, usually referring to excessive conformity and loss of individuality. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This original Sepford Wives IMO is the best over Kidman's. I really enjoy seeing the "old" original versions. By the By what ever happened to Ross? Read morePublished 3 months ago by S. Mitchell
Great movie about ladies getting back to the domestic sphere. Obviously, I'm no feminist!Published 3 months ago by Claire
Not worth the price charged but every bit as horrific as it was the first time. Much better than the remake, horrific that men would think of this. Absolutely despicable. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sharon
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