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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 woman become different and imobilized 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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$90,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,406,781 (USA) (13 June 2004)

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$59,484,742 (USA)
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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 Joanna enters the house looking for her children, her blouse is unbuttoned, then is buttoned again in a subsequent shot. 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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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Total Recall (2012) See more »

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Claire's Reel
(2004)
Written, Performed and Produced by David Mansfield
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A MUST TO AVOID
13 June 2004 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

Bryan Forbes got ir wrong the first time round, using his wife Nanette Newman, to play the perfect Stepford wife, but compared to this 2004 rendition of the wonderful Ira Levin work, the original is a masterpiece. The script is of the cheapest kind. Little TV jokes and no characters. Nicole Kidman, a superb actress, throws herself into the part but there is no part. Bette Midler, always a welcome relief, goes through her changes withous allowing us to understand or care how, when or why. Glenn Close, one of my favorites, does an embarrassing impersonation of a someone impersonating a Stepford wife. Who's idea was the gay couple? Please! It is, without question, one of the most ill conceived ideas ever put on film.


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