The Women [Blu-ray]
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Based on Clare Boothe Luces Broadway success and the hit 1939 movie, this sparkling update (from Murphy Brown creator Diane English) set in Manhattan and featuring an all-star, all-female cast says a lot about what it means to be todays woman and all of its funny! Beautiful, smart, accomplished Mary Haines (Meg Ryan) discovers her husband is cheating on her. Its a time when friends are needed, so Marys gal pals (Annette Bening, Jada Pinkett Smith and Debra Messing) and mother (Candice Bergen) rally round with advice, cocktails and shopping. The Wife vs. the Other Woman (Eva Mendes): Sharpen your claws for a timeless and wonderfully witty battle. _]]>
- Additional scenes
- The Women The Legacy: a featurette about the journey from 1936 stage success to classic 1939 movie to this contemporary update
- The Women Behind The Women: visiting the cast and crew to cover issues of female empowerment, body image, and self-esteem for girls
Top Customer Reviews
Half of them have so little screen time (I'm talking about you Jada and Eva)that they will live this stinker down better than others. It's primarily the Meg and Annette show.
Poor Meg seems to have done a bunch of really bizarre surgical things to her face and it is really distracting. She looks like Sally left Harry to go to a Halloween party. Annette, for some really bizarre reason that defies logic, seems to be channeling Kim Cattral throughout! That's like watching Sarah Bernhard pretend to be Karen Valentine!
Anyway, other the the title, a couple of stolen lines and character names, purists can rest easy. These two movies have so little in common it's amazing. This is more like The Powderpuff Girls save the world. YUCK!
The plot mainly focuses on fashion designer Mary Haines (Meg Ryan), who, in addition to being fired by her own father, discovers that her well-known husband, Stephen, is having an affair with Crystal Allen (Eva Mendes), a perfume saleswoman from Saks Fifth Avenue. Standing by Mary is her best friend, magazine editor Sylvia Fowler (Annette Benning), who had already heard about the affair through a gossipy manicurist (Debi Mazar). Sylvia, as it turns out, is having problems of her own; her magazine isn't selling as well as it used to, meaning she's inches away from being fired. Desperate to keep her career alive, she sells Mary's high-profile story to a tabloid writer (a cameo by Carrie Fisher), which, as you might expect, threatens to destroy their friendship. She's no longer sure she can trust anyone, and this includes her other two friends, writer Alex Fisher (Jada Pinkett Smith), and the ever-pregnant Edie Cohen (Debra Messing).Read more ›
The crisp, acerbic dialog that fed the drama of a heartless housebreaker determined to secure her future in 1939 has been watered down to support vague cameo appearances, but the context is lost in a twisted mess of improbable solutions and sloppy writing. When Mary Haines gathers with ladies in similar situations getting "quickie" divorces in Reno 1939, the modern group goes to a health farm, where Ryan smokes a joint with Bette Midler and ruminates on where she's gone wrong. While the first film offered fresh faces destined for long term stardom, Eve Arden, Paulette Goddard, Rosalind Russell and Joan Crawford, the new one is a rogue's gallery of cosmetically altered actresses, some more gruesome than others.
Meg Ryan- sporting a mouth that is part Meg, part Calista Flockhart and part Michelle Pheiffer- sullies Shearer's former role with braggadocio about her performance in the bedroom (something about nails and boards) and a hapless Annette Benning apologizes for exposing her friend to the rabid tabloid gossip. Bette Midler makes a bold, if shocking cameo, as though she stumbled onto the wrong set.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Now I want to see the original version. Maybe make The Women's night.Published 6 days ago by maaron
A must see movie for any night! A great flick for any women. Guaranteed to make you laugh!Published 19 days ago by SoilaHC
The item arrived in a very timely fashion. Arrived in great quality, and most of all no scratches. LOVE ITPublished 2 months ago by Jamani Swift
Entertaining and fun .. Everything one would expect from these actresses.Published 2 months ago by AnotherLovelyDay