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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) (12 September 2008)

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$26,896,744 (USA) (14 November 2008)
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There is an abundance of the use of the color green, from the color of the sets, props, costumes, in almost every scene throughout the movie. In the final fashion show, except for the models, almost every guest is wearing green. See more »

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When Mary confronts Crystal in the lingerie changing room, Crystal's champagne glass magically flies from hand to hand during cuts of the scene. See more »

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Catherine Frazier: Don't be bitter, Mary... It leads to Botox.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Michael Phelps/Lil' Wayne (2008) See more »

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The Races
Written by Inara George and Greg Kurstin
Performed by The Bird and the Bee
Courtesy of The Blue Note Label Group
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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