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The First Wives Club (1996)

PG | | 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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20 September 1996 (USA)  »

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El club de las divorciadas  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,913,411 (USA) (20 September 1996)

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$105,444,419 (USA) (7 February 1997)
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The cast features six Oscar winners, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Maggie Smith, Marcia Gay Harden, J.K. Simmons, and Eileen Heckart; three Oscar nominees, Bette Midler, Stockard Channing, and Rob Reiner; Emmy winner Sarah Jessica Parker; six Emmy nominees, Bronson Pinchot, Debra Monk, Dan Hedaya, Kate Burton, Stephen Collins, and Victor Garber; and Golden Globe nominee Heather Locklear. See more »

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When Shelly is at Gunila's townhouse, the hand that the maid is holding her salad plate in changes between shots. See more »

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Brenda: Wake up and smell the audit!
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O Jesus, Thou Art Standing
Written by William How, Justin Knecht and Edward Husband
Performed by Marc Miller
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Would not have been as good without the casting
7 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The First Wives Club is definitely one of the movies for me that works so well because I love all the leads. They all are funny women who know how to work the script because they have done it a million times over. This movie is just great fun from beginning to end in that it is one big drama after another that just seems exaggerated, but again that's what makes the film. Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler are simply wonderful as usual. They throw their lines around and pop their jokes like they are pros at this kind of thing and it shows. Now it is why only the cast make this movie so well that it fails at other times, being pretentious and completely unaccommodating, but if you give it the chance The First Wives Club might surprise you on how well it manages to be a very warming and fun watch for anyone who knows how to handle it. The end sequence is my favorite.


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