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The Stepford Wives (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 11 June 2004 (USA)
The secret to a Stepford wife lies behind the doors of the Men's Association of how women become different and immobilized robots.

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Joanna Eberhart, a wildly successful president of a TV Network, after a series of shocking events, suffers a nervous breakdown and is moved by her milquetoast of a husband, Walter, from Manhattan to the chic, upper-class, and very modern planned community of Stepford, Connecticut. Once there, she makes good friends with the acerbic Bobbie Markowitz, a Jewish writer who's also a recovering alcoholic. Together they find out, much to their growing stupor and-then horror, that all the housewives in town are strangely blissful and, somehow... doomed. What is going on behind the closed doors of the Stepford Men's Association and the Stepford Day Spa? Why is everything perfect here? Will it be too late for Joanna and Bobbie when they finally find out? Written by Miguel Cane <stepford@yahoo.com>

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Are you a Stepford wife? Are you a Stepford husband? Couple, ask yourselves: Would you move to Stepford? See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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Las mujeres perfectas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,406,781, 13 June 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$59,484,742

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,001,626
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The theatrical trailer includes snippets of scenes not used in the final film, like Bette Midler's character having some "technical" problems and saying "Good Bye" over and over again. See more »

Goofs

When Walter is driving into Stepford, both Joanna and the kids disappear from the car, then re-appear again. See more »

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[first lines]
Helen Devlin: Ladies and gentlemen, I would now like to introduce a legend in our industry. She's the most successful president in the history of our network and for the past five years has kept us at the very top of the ratings.
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The opening titles are shown alongside various vintage clips from the 1950s of women operating high-tech (for the time) appliances. See more »


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The Billboard March
(1901)
Music by John Klohr
Performed by New Columbian Brass Band
Courtesy of Walking Frog Records
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Dismal, couldn't even finish watching it
13 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

It always amazes me the scripts that attract talent. Glenn Close and Christopher Walken should have known better than this, and Frank Oz wastes their impressive talent on this uninspired remake. Nicole Kidman, well her presence can be understood in that she is trying real hard to make a stable career for herself...she is a very talented actress (witness "The Others")...give yourself a break Nicole and stop trying too hard. I tried to watch this, seriously tried, but before the first hour was us I was folding laundry as that was much more inspiring then this film. My advice, go do some laundry yourself instead of wasting your time. Too much dressing (great actors) not enough substance...a sad, sad film.


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