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The Stepford Wives (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 11 June 2004 (USA)
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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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The wives of Stepford have a secret. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las mujeres perfectas  »

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Box Office


$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,406,781 (USA) (11 June 2004)


$59,475,623 (USA) (10 September 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nicole Kidman accepted the role in this film when she heard she would be working with Frank Oz - she is a huge fan of Miss Piggy and it is the closest she'd get to "working with her". See more »


When Claire drives Joanna through Stepford, her seat belt disappears and reappears between shots. See more »


[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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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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