Meg Ryan stars as Mary Haines, a modern-day diva strutting her way through Manhattan society, dominating in a world of publishing, fashion and finance. Then Mary's world shatters when she faces an age-old dilemma: a cheating husband. As her life crumbles, her friends circle to support her. But in this group of high-powered modern women the rivalries soon surface as the claws come out and friendships are put to the ultimate test.]]>
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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 ›
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 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 ›
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