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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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Based on a very clever comedy by Claire Booth, wife of Time Publisher Henry Luce and later Ambassador to Italy. One of the surprises was an all-woman cast, novel in the 1930's. And although there were no men in the cast, most of the dialog was about them. The story is rather thin and depended on the fact that divorce, in the 1930's, was not only difficult but almost impossible in New York. Mrs. Stephen Haynes learns that her husband is seeing a salesgirl at Saks, and reluctantly divorces him, abetted by her friends, all of whom have romantic problems of their own. In the 1930's New York women who could afford it went to Nevada, where residency could be established quickly and divorce was relatively easy. The 1939 film, starring Norma Shearer, Paulette Goddard, Rosalind Russell, and Joan Crawford, was a hit. This one, with an even better looking cast, is definitely not, largely because someone tried to move a 1930's situation comedy into the present. Written by jojo.acapulco

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

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$16,500,000 (estimated)

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£865,310 (UK) (14 September 2008)

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$26,902,075 (USA)
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In the late 1970's a remake of the 1939 classic was proposed to star Jane Fonda, Barbra Streisand, and Faye Dunaway, but it was not made. See more »

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When Molly has to go into Crystal's bathroom to say goodnight, her backpack is a Vera Bradley in the dark blue and light blue "Calypso Blue" pattern. Once inside the bathroom and again in a scene with Sylvia, Molly again has a Vera Bradley backpack only the pattern is now the green and dark blue "Cambridge". See more »

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Catherine Frazier: You wanna see a bad facelift? Helen Danvers, 2 o'clock. She looks like she's re-entering the Earth's atmosphere
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.66 (2008) See more »

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Womankind
Written by Annie Lennox and Nadirah 'Nadz' Seid (as Nadirah Seid)
Performed by Annie Lennox
Courtesy of Arista Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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17 September 2008 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

As a Spanish tourist in Los Angeles and a fanatic movie lover I committed a terrible mistake. I went to see "The Women" The remake of one of my all time favorites. I've seen the original many many times, in fact I own it. My rushing to see the remake was based on Diane English, the woman responsible for "Murphy Brown" My though was: how bad can it be? She must know what she's doing. Well, I don't know what to say. I don't understand what happened. The Botoxed women is a rather depressing affair. Meg Ryan or whoever played Mary - she looked a bit like a grotesque version of Meg Ryan...another actress perhaps wearing a Meg Ryan mask - she doesn't bring to the character nothing of what Norma Shearer did in 1939. The new one is a tired, unconvincing prototype of what has become a farce within a farce. The "friends" Annette Bening, Debra Messing, Jada Pinket Smith are as disconnected as anything I've ever seen and if this wasn't enough: Eva Mendes as Crystal, the character created by Joan Crawford in one of her best and funniest performances. Eva Mendes's casting is really the poster sign for how wrong, how ill conceived this commercial attempt turned up. I didn't give it a 1 out respect for Candice Bergen and Cloris Leachman


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