The Stepford Wives is about a small suburb where the women happily go about their housework - cleaning, doing laundry, and cooking gourmet meals - to please their husbands. Unfortunately, Bobbie and Joanna discover that the village's wives have been replaced with robots, and Joanna's husband wants in on the action. Written by
Critics speculated at the time of it's publication that Stepford Wives was inspired by an old short story by Ray Bradbury titled "Marionettes Inc". The story is about a man who rents out life size robotically powered marionette duplicates of both he and his wife to solve his marital problems, only to have the Marionettes destroy their Masters and wind up taking over their lives and replacing them, much like the Stepford Wives did. See more »
When Joanna has first moved into Stepford she is relaxing on the couch holding a drink. Between shots, her drink changes from dark to light color, and the glass from half full to full. See more »
Two things I always carry: Tampax and Ring Dings. And I don't even wanna think what that means.
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I watched this film without knowing too much about it beforehand, which is the best way to get hit by its surprise revelations - so, as another reviewer suggested, don't read any reviews before seeing it, they'll probably spoil it one way or the other. It is fueled by the same fear that pervaded the "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" films - the loss of one's individuality. The director's careful, methodical pacing and his attention to detail may make the film seem slow to impatient viewers, but they pay off in some really chilling moments. Katharine Ross is extremely engaging in the lead....and (not to give anything away but) I'll never forget the image of the woman with no eyes. (***)
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