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The Women (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 12 September 2008 (USA)
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A wealthy New Yorker wrestles with the decision to leave her cheating husband, as she and her friends discover that women really can have it all.



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The new comedy about finding out what you really want. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related material, language, some drug use and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo sobre las mujeres  »

Box Office


$16,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£865,310 (UK) (12 September 2008)


$26,896,744 (USA) (14 November 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Before development was put on hold in 2006, Annette Bening and Uma Thurman were rumored to have been considered for the roles of Mary Haines and Crystal Allen respectively. Also Lisa Kudrow and Anne Hathaway were in talks for the roles of Mirian Aarons and Peggy Day, but the roles were cut out of the final script. See more »


Before the fashion show, Mary's mother asks Mary to rethink how she is presenting the coats for the show. When we view the fashion show, there are no coats modeled, only dresses. See more »


Sylvia Fowler: I am the man I want to marry!
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.136 (2009) See more »


I Feel It All
Written by Leslie Feist
Performed by Leslie Feist (as Feist)
Courtesy of Universal International Music B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Waste of time.
23 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is not a comedy. It is not even funny in the "this movie is so bad it's funny" department. Rather, it is just plain bad. Other reviewers mention the bad lighting, but beyond that is the abundance of bad plastic surgery.

Meanwhile, a lot of great acting talent was wasted on a poor screenplay and uninspired direction. The main characters are one-dimensional and boring. (It is hard to feel sympathy for any of them). It is also hard to see the four characters as close friends. It seems like just a bunch of women thrown together, pretending to be close.

I won't list all of the problems with this movie, as it doesn't merit that much of anyone's attention. (Nor is it worth the time it takes to watch it).

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