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
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The film had an infamously troubled production, with reports of clashes between director Frank Oz and stars Nicole Kidman and Bette Midler. In later interviews, Kidman, Matthew Broderick, and producer Scott Rudin all expressed regret for being part of this movie. Kidman reportedly almost left the project, dissatisfied with the script rewrites. Oz has reported regrets over his involvement, admitting that he feels he made too many mistakes, cared too much about what the studios, audiences, and producers wanted, and ultimately delivered a substandard project. See more »
After the wives are supposedly "deactivated," one touched a remote control, and the device sparks. See more »
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 »
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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