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These Old Broads (2001)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  12 February 2001 (USA)
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After a re-release of their 60's film hit "Boy Crazy" becomes a smash, three actresses (Piper Grayson, Kate Westburn and Addie Holden) reunite for a reunion show, with help from Kate Westburn's son and their manager, Beryl Mason. The problem? The three actresses and their manager all loathe each other. Written by Ashley Phipps <LavernShrl@aol.com>

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They swore they'd never work together again - their shocking reunion - still throwing tantrums, still stealing headlines, still making producers cry! See more »

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The finale musical production number took 16 hours to film. According to TV Guide, Shirley MacLaine became annoyed by a buzzing sound, left and refused to return to the set. Eventually she did return to rehearse and soon tripped on the steps and fell. Cast and crew members rushed to her side, except for Joan Collins, who took the break as an opportunity to check her makeup. See more »

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Addie Holden: The man died literally on top of me.
Piper Grayson: Isn't it what most men want - to die in the saddle?
Addie Holden: It is not that great for the saddle.
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References The Sunshine Boys (1975) See more »

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The Sunshine Girls
21 June 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Of the four female icons in the cast of These Old Broads only one so far at least has chosen this to be her last film. It could and should be the coda for the careers of Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins, and Elizabeth Taylor.

The first three play aging film stars who co-starred in a musical that has become a cult item and has just had a smash hit re-release. What better than a nice television special reuniting the three.

Only problem is that they all can't stand each other. It's going to take someone of the skills of a Mideast peace negotiator to bring them all together. The catalyst might be Jonathan Silverman who is MacLaine's estranged, adopted son. Of course it turns out to be their agent, Elizabeth Taylor who deals from a financial point of view.

MacLaine, Collins, and Reynolds must have really been great sports about this female version of The Sunshine Boys. All the roles that Reynolds daughter Carrie Fisher wrote were such dead-on satires of each one of them. The three look like they're having a great old time spoofing themselves, it's positively infectious for the audience.

Of course the real highlight is at the beginning when Reynolds goes to see Taylor about the reunion. Today's audience cannot possibly appreciate all the innuendo because they weren't around in the Fifties when the Elizabeth Taylor-Eddie Fisher-Debbie Reynolds triangle was the number one news story in the nation. President Eisenhower was having trouble getting as much ink as the most famous movie love triangle ever. And that was only until the Richard Burton-Elizabeth Taylor-Eddie Fisher triangle topped that one.

You could never have imagined over 40 years later seeing Taylor and Reynolds on the screen together. Older, wiser, and sadder, they definitely came to a meeting of the minds about Eddie Fisher.

Collins and MacLaine don't lack for good material either, all of them are just fabulous. These Old Broads is an old stargazer's dream.


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