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How bad can bad be.....,
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There is bad and then there is really bad and the there is the remake of The Women which adds a new low to bad. A great cast wasted on a really bad script. How can one of the funniest plays in B'way History be turned into a dull mess where all the women end up being boring... even Bette Middler ;who can save most anything; couldn't lift this Turkey out the mud! The casting was right, but the ladies had nothing to work with. Leachman who is super funny didn't have a single funny line. Don't waist you money on this ....
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Initial post: Jan 3, 2009 7:57:59 PM PST
You are so right about this remake being a turkey! The original of "The Women" has been a favorite of mine since I was a child and saw it on TV in the 50s. The dialogue is fast, fun, and witty. It takes more than one viewing to enjoy all the lively banter. I couldn't even make it through the remake. It was boring and trite. I guess it's impossible to improve on perfection. Meg Ryan's overacting in this movie is embarrassing, and I love Meg Ryan.
Posted on Jan 5, 2009 4:23:27 PM PST
Virginia Reader says:
I had read the reviews, but watched this anyway...I knew I was in for trouble when Joan Crawford's parting shot in the original was inserted in the first five minutes of this film....
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