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. _]]>
- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medPG13 PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 6.75 x 5.25 x 0.75 inches; 3.84 Ounces
- Item model number : 4649989
- Director : Diane English
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 55 minutes
- Release date : December 19, 2008
- Actors : Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith
- Subtitles: : English
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : WarnerBrothers
- ASIN : B001J6NZGU
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #45,503 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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I think the point of all these characters is a reminder that not all women are cookie cutter stereotypes of any class of women, we are all unique.
As for this 2008 version of a sleepy classic; had I not seen the original I most likely still would have given it three stars. There were definitely awkward moments that felt forced by the actresses. The butter, cocoa and milk scene automatically lost them a star. That was just disgusting. I also missed several things from the original that I would have liked to have seen then either expand upon or tackle for this century. For example, the divorce dude ranch from the original with the Countess. I loved that role from the 1939 version and I love Bette Midler for this role, it makes sense, but she had a smaller part than Mary Bowland did in the original. That character was great.
I also liked that Crystal Allen was seeing someone else in the original after she had stolen Mary Haine's husband away and eventually found he had no money at all since it belonged to the Countess. Joan Crawford's character got exactly what she deserved in 1939, but Eva Mendes' version really didn't seem to. And while she is very lovely to look at, well Crawford's Allen character was far nastier, vile and despicable and much better acted.
So overall, three stars mostly for love of the original and the ladies who star in it. As someone said earlier, it really is a good lazy day or rainy day kind of movie and WILL provide you with a few hearty laughs.
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Debra Messing is my favourite (huge Will & Grace fan here) as the ever pregnant bestie until she gives birth to a boy.
The Women is also about how Women strive to be the best they can be in their careers or lives. I love that. I had a good laugh, I enjoyed the overall story & the end result. Chick flick it is...what's more to like!
While I was waiting for it to come I was happily writing reviews in my mind, decrying its critics and saying how good it was. Well I was wrong it is just as disappointing as everyone says. Critic Anna from London hit the nail on the head when she says "It's just inoffensive and tepid" and that about sums it up.
Obviously I saw the only good bit on the television.