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The First Wives Club (1996)

 -  Comedy  -  20 September 1996 (USA)
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Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.

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After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three wives have been dumped for newer, curvier models. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it really hurts - in the wallet! Sit back and watch the sparks fly as The Wives get mad, get even and get it all. Justice has seldom been so sweet. Or so much fun. Written by Anonymous

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Don't get mad. Get everything. See more »

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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El club de las divorciadas  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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ITL 3,900,042,000 (Italy) (31 January 1997)

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ITL 5,349,973,000 (Italy) (28 February 1997)
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In the scene after Cynthia's funeral, when the girls are at the restaurant table, Brenda asks Elise about her surgery. When Brenda says "...the full enchilada", it's dubbed from "...the full Ivana" (as seen in the trailer), referencing Ivana Trump. See more »

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The Vidiot Reviews
15 July 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The First Wives Club

The upside to being a man's first wife is that you get to enjoy pre-Viagra sex with him.

However, that's no consolation for the ditched dames in this comedy.

Brenda (Bette Midler), Elise (Goldie Hawn) and Annie (Diane Keaton) commiserate over their college friend's (Stockard Channing) recent suicide.

Suffering from failed marriages themselves, and fearing a similar fate to their friend, the women decide to form a club and get revenge on their insignificant others (Dan Hedaya, Victor Garber, Stephen Collins) and their mistresses (Sarah Jessica Parker, Marcia Gay Harden, Elizabeth Berkley).

With help from a socialite (Maggie Smith), they also hope to turn their husbands cruelty into a woman's charity.

By not having the characters rely on a Prince Charming to save them, or implausible theatrics to redeem them, this ditzy comedy empowers women to strive for more.

However, the wealthiest women still belong to the Last Wives Club.

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