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The Stepford Wives (2004)

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What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech terrifying little town, in a very modern comedy-thriller.

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Joanna Eberhart, a wildly succesful 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 ascerbic 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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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$134,506 (South Africa) (29 October 2004)

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$268,694 (South Africa) (12 November 2004)
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When Bobbie, Joanna, and Roger are in Bobbie's house, the show on the television is Cartoon Network's Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000). See more »

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During/after the "If...one of your neighbors got sick, what would you do?" line, Roger sits back and crosses his arms twice. See more »

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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 credits are presented in a cursive script font rather than regular block letters. The letters alternate "flashing" on and off, mimicing machine lights. See more »

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Seen the original and tried this
12 November 2005 | by (Haddington, Scotland) – See all my reviews

OK i have seen the original when i was a kid and i must admit that film has always been a favourite. Not for the acting and not for the special effects but for the story and concept. (shy to admit never new it was a book until recently) Anyway seeing the new film has provided a good update. The gay insert if not a bit PC was rather funny and worth it.

Nicole Kidman has done a good job and well Chris W was as diverse as he will ever be and it is always a pleasure to see him act.

The story itself had not changed much until near the end.

It was a good film not brilliant but me being a good old fashioned male and liking Scifi and action there was a bit less that i expected.

Never the less its a film to sit down with the Missus and watch.


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