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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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Getting even... this fall. 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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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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Theatrical trailer features snippets of scenes that were not included in the final film. See more »

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After the funeral, when the waiter brings the ladies drinks, he sets down a vodka during "just fine, couldn't be better" (Brenda's drink is already on the table). In the next shot, he finishes placing Brenda's drink, then the vodka, then reaches for Annie's. The next shot shows that Annie magically has a drink and the waiter is gone. See more »

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Elise: If only she'd called me. If only I was listed.
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References Gilda (1946) See more »

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Over and Over
Written by Phil Galdston, Alan Roy Scott, Reed Vertelney
Performed by Puff Johnson
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What are you- a pirate? What's next- a parrot?
8 June 2003 | by (90210, USA) – See all my reviews

When Cynthia commits suicide because she is unhappy, her three estranged best friends meet again to discover that they are all having her same problem. Their ex-husbands are all dating younger women. Well, anyone else might just consider it over and that the world is sick and twisted. And that this just is not right. But, these are three strong women. So together, they decide to let their ex-hubbies have it by using damaging personal information to take them for everything they've got.

One word describes this film - fabulous! At times, it's heavy-handed and over the top, but by the end... girl power rules! Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Midler are wonderfully professional and allow us to adore the majorly flawed characters. Even in the story's attempt to moralize us and feel it can now handle a general good will for all women vibe. Come out of the kitchen and see The First Wives Club. Sarah Jessica Parker and Maggie Smith have great guest parts. But not cameos, the sisters in this cast are doing it for themselves. *** out of ****


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