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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


For scenes that were planned on being shot in the Boston Public Library, it was suggested that all portraits of men,and all busts of men were replaced with those of women. However, this scene was never shot. See more »


In the kitchen scene while Meg Ryan is eating the butter with the chocolate, the sugar bowls lid is shown on and off the sugar bowl without her touching it. See more »


Edie Cohen: I wanna keep going until I get a boy.
Alex Fisher: Don't we have enough of those?
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Version of Producers' Showcase: The Women (1955) See more »


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The Worst
15 September 2008 | by (Makakilo, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

I saw it tonight and fell asleep in the movie.

That is something that I have not done since - I have never fallen asleep at the movies.

I LOVE the original and have seen it several times and recommend it to everyone. This may have been the problem but I do not think so, because there were a couple of bright spots that showed if done right they could have made this movie work.

Bette was under used and Anne was over used and miscast.

I do not know why English or anyone for that matter let this go out in that condition.

They billed this as a Sex in the City but better? Not a chance I liked Sex in the City a lot and was disappointed by this movie.

So do not waste your money on this movie - go see anything but this!

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