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The Women -- Follow the gossip and wisecracks that erupt among a group of friends when their dearest and most envied learns of her husband's marital infidelity at the hands of a shopgirl.
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Writers (WGA):
Diane English (screenplay)
Clare Boothe Luce (play)
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Release Date:
12 September 2008 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Meg Ryan ... Mary Haines

Annette Bening ... Sylvie Fowler

Eva Mendes ... Crystal Allen

Debra Messing ... Edie Cohen

Jada Pinkett Smith ... Alex Fisher

Bette Midler ... Leah Miller

Candice Bergen ... Catherine Frazier

Carrie Fisher ... Bailey Smith

Cloris Leachman ... Maggie

Debi Mazar ... Tanya

India Ennenga ... Molly Haines

Jill Flint ... Annie

Ana Gasteyer ... Pat

Joanna Gleason ... Barbara

Tilly Scott Pedersen ... Uta

Lynn Whitfield ... Glenda Hill

Natasha Alam ... Natasha
Emily Seymour ... April Cohen
Allison Seymour ... April Cohen
Lauren Lefebvre ... May Cohen
Lindsay Lefebvre ... May Cohen
Isabella Panteledes ... June Cohen
Olivia Panteledes ... June Cohen
Madaleine Black ... January Cohen
Meredith Black ... January Cohen
Jana Robbins ... Lingerie Sales Woman
Maya Ri Sanchez ... Dora
Ruby Hondros ... Jimmy Choo Wearer

NiCole Robinson ... Make Over Lady
Danielle Perry ... Salon Assistant
Lindsay Flathers ... Taylor

Christy Scott Cashman ... Jean

Celeste Oliva ... Gilda (as Celeste Olivia)
Denece Ryland ... Cory
Allyssa Brooke ... Sweet Woman (as Allyssa Maurice)
Jordan Schechter ... Ashley

Marina Re ... Helene

Stephanie Clayman ... Admissions Nurse
Maria Elena Ramirez ... OB-GYN
Pamela Lambert ... Scrub Nurse
Ellen Withrow ... Nurse at Recovery Hotel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Celia Allen ... Cosmetics Saleswoman on Telephone (uncredited)
Ellen Becker-Gray ... Upscale New York City Shopper (uncredited)

Marie Brandt ... Lingerie Sales Woman (uncredited)
Desiree April Connolly ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Shelly NunChucks Finnegan ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Chaseedaw Giles ... Salon Patron (uncredited)

Jennifer Gjulameti ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Una Green ... Fashion Buyer (uncredited)

Barbara Guertin ... Society Lady (uncredited)
Nefertara Hotep ... Extra (uncredited)
Kimmie Johnson ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Lynn L'Heureux ... Lesbian Bar Patron (uncredited)

Dawn Newman ... Sylvie's Assistant (uncredited)
Roxanne Nichols ... Fashion Assistant (uncredited)
Luz Alexandra Ramos ... Carmen (uncredited)
Alicia Seymour ... Valet (uncredited)
Vyvian B. Stevens ... Pedestrian - Upscale Luncheon (uncredited)

Stream ... NY Jogger / Shopper (uncredited)

Ruth Mahala Sullivan ... Yoga Instructor (uncredited)

Directed by
Diane English 
Writing credits
Diane English (screenplay)

Clare Boothe Luce (play)

Anita Loos (1939 screenplay) and
Jane Murfin (1939 screenplay)

Produced by
Jeff Abberley .... executive producer
Bob Berney .... executive producer
Julia Blackman .... executive producer
Carolyn Blackwood .... executive producer (as Carolyn Blackwood)
Diane English .... producer
Mick Jagger .... producer
Bill Johnson .... producer
Taline Khojikian .... associate producer
Mark Mascolo .... associate producer
Victoria Pearman .... producer
Jim Seibel .... executive producer
Bobby Sheng .... executive producer
Joel Shukovsky .... executive producer
James W. Skotchdopole .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
Cinematography by
Anastas N. Michos (director of photography) (as Anastas Michos)
Film Editing by
Tia Nolan 
Casting by
Amanda Mackey Johnson 
Cathy Sandrich 
Production Design by
Jane Musky 
Art Direction by
Mario Ventenilla 
Set Decoration by
Debbie Cutler 
Costume Design by
John A. Dunn 
Makeup Department
Cydney Cornell .... hair designer: Annette Bening and Eva Mendes
Jonathan Hanousek .... hair stylist: Meg Ryan
Julie Hewett .... makeup artist: Annette Bening
Julie Hewett .... makeup department head
Melanie Hughes .... key makeup artist (as Melanie Hughes Weaver)
Araxi Lindsey .... hair stylist: Jada Pinkett Smith
Frances Mathias .... hair department head
Kelley Mitchell .... assistant makeup artist
Elaine L. Offers .... makeup artist: Meg Ryan & Eva Mendes (as Elaine Offers)
Oney Syers II .... stylist
Roxanne Wightman .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Benjamin C. Dewey .... production supervisor: Boston
Daniel Hank .... unit production manager: New York
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production supervisor
Tracey Landon .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Takahide Kawakami .... second assistant director
Kenyon Noble .... second second assistant director
Christopher Surgent .... first assistant director (as Chris Surgent)
Art Department
David H. Allen .... property master
Anthony Ambrosino .... set dresser
Thomas Andrews .... set dresser
Stephanie Armstrong .... props
Kris Avedisian .... set dresser (as Kristopher Avedisian)
Audra Avery .... props assistant
Adam D. Bouchard .... set dresser
Aimee Butterfield .... set dresser
Ralph Contrado .... on-set scenic
Brandon Cook .... set dresser
Kaem Coughlin .... scenic artist
Steve DeBoer .... construction coordinator
Peter DeCurtis .... leadman
Nicholas Delmenico .... set dresser
Keri Dillard Ambrosino .... set dresser (as Keri Dillard)
Jennifer Engel .... assistant property master
Emily Gaunt .... scenic charge
Derrick Kardos .... graphic designer
Wayne Kimball .... set dresser
Hannah King .... scenic artist
Vanessa Knoll .... buyer
Dave Major .... additional on-set dresser
Luke Malloy .... set dresser
Michele Mayas .... camera scenic
Brian McKenzie .... set dresser
John F. O'Neil .... on-set dresser
Colby E. Peterson .... construction production assistant
Christopher Plummer .... art department production assistant
John Ryder .... set dresser
Christopher Sawtelle .... set dresser
Lisa Shaftel .... set dresser
Robert Smedley .... construction gang boss
Cleo Wang .... set dresser
Mimi Watstein .... set dresser
Ryan Webb .... assistant property master
Joan Winters .... graphic design
Maureen Angelos .... painter (uncredited)
Andréa Ciraldo .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Gioia Birkett-Foa .... additional sound utility
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Courchine .... sound utility
Robert Dehn .... assistant sound editor
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Levent Erdogan .... assistant sound editor
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Judah Getz .... foley mixer
Scott Hinkley .... sound re-recording mixer
Cody King .... sound effects editor
Richard Kitting .... sound recordist
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Jay Nierenberg .... supervising sound editor
Angelo Palazzo .... sound effects editor
Kevin S. Parker .... boom operator
Tyler Parkinson .... pre-record engineer
Stuart Provine .... sound effects editor
Vic Radulich .... dialogue editor
Joel Reidy .... boom operator
Cathie Speakman .... supervising adr editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Williams .... production sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Jamie Baxter .... digital compositor
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Samuel M. Dabbs .... lead title designer
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor
Michele Ferrone .... visual effects producer
Adam Gass .... digital editorial
Sarah Grieshammer .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor
Paulina Kuszta .... visual effects coordinator
Evelyn Lee .... digital artist
Amani Williams .... digital compositor
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Claudette Barius .... still photographer
Robert Beinhocker .... rigging electrician
Andrew Bell .... key rigging grip
Woody Bell .... best boy grip
Matt Blades .... key grip
Eric Boyle .... grip
Peter Boynton .... lighting technician
Arnold F. Brown .... rigging electric best boy
Robert Bullard .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jan Burgess .... assistant camera
Robert Clark .... electrician
Brian Daigle .... rigging electrician
Geoff Dann .... electrician
Joshua Dreyfus .... set electrician
Tim Dunbar .... electrician
Dru Dunnaway .... rigging grip
Michael Dynice .... rigging gaffer
Jack English .... gaffer
Brant S. Fagan .... Steadicam operator
Eric Goddard .... electrician
Sean Hadley .... grip
David Hallas .... rigging electric
Elizabeth Heslep .... film loader
Dan Hutchinson .... rigging best boy electric
Stephen Kaye .... rigging electrician
Brendan Keefe .... generator operator
Kathleen King .... video playback
Steve Koster .... aerial director of photography
Frank La Frazia .... electrician
David LaRue .... a camera: dolly grip
Zach Lazar .... generator operator
Zach Lazar .... lighting technician
Damon Lemay .... additional camera loader
Branden James Maxham .... rigging electrician (as Brandon James Maxham)
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera
Georgia Pantazopoulos .... electrician
Brian A. Pitts .... best boy electric
Guillaume Renberg .... remote head technician
Lance Rieck .... remote camera technician: scorpio head
Lance Rieck .... remote head technician
David C. Romano .... grip
Liz Sales .... additional second assistant camera
Susan Starr .... camera operator
Meaghan E. Stone .... grip
David J. Thompson .... steadicam operator: New York
Travis Trudell .... rigging electrician
John Trunk .... video assist
Aaron Tyburski .... rigging electrician
Rebecca Venezia .... second assistant camera
Jen Woldrich .... camera loader: additional photography
Jen Woldrich .... film loader: additional photography
Rick Beausoleil .... additional grip: day-player (uncredited)
Guy Holt .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Matt Bouldry .... casting assistant
Bridgette Glover .... casting associate
Meredith Jacobson .... local extras casting
Marisa Kushner .... extras casting
Carolyn Pickman .... location casting
Adam Vincentz .... local extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lindsey Alexander .... costume assistant
Laurie Bramhall .... key tailor
Michael Burke .... set costumer (as Mike Burke)
Elizabeth Clifford .... key costumer
Carrie Davis .... costume assistant
Sharon Globerson .... assistant costume designer
Virginia Johnson .... costume supervisor
Sara Mills-Broffman .... costume buyer
Margaret Moy .... costume assistant
Clinton E. O'Dell .... costumer
Barbara Dalton Rotundo .... additional costumer
Tina Ulee .... costumer
Editorial Department
Lee Grubin .... first assistant editor
Michael Hatzer .... digital intermediate colorist: Efilm
Chris Jensen .... senior digital colorist assist
Christian Prejza .... digital intermediate producer: EFILM
David Townsend .... post-production coordinator
Benjamin Wiser .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Chris Douridas .... music supervisor
Kaiulani Kimbrell .... executive music assistant
Jennifer Nash .... music editor
Cindy O'Connor .... composer: additional music
Holly Palmer .... vocalist
Tyler Parkinson .... composer: stock music
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
Erin Scully .... music executive
Niko Toubia .... assistant music supervisor
Alexandra Hill .... music licensing manager (uncredited)
Transportation Department
William Gillespie .... driver: production van
Ronald R. Harrison .... driver
Marc Scott .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Christopher Analoro .... production office assistant
Natalia Anderson .... cast coordinator
David H. Angell .... location production assistant
Ian T. Barbella .... production assistant
Kerry Carter .... set production assistant
Eric Chamberland .... location assistant
Steve Chicorel .... production executive
Alison Cohen .... production counsel (as Alison S. Cohen)
Trevor Cohen .... set production assistant
Terry Conforti .... stand-in: Candice Bergen
Sully Cortez .... production assistant (as Chris Cortez)
Derek Cunningham .... location assistant
Robin D'Oench .... production assistant
Christian de Gallegos .... assistant: Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel
Derek Di Biagio .... assistant to Jada Pinkett Smith
Kelly DiGregorio .... production assistant (as Kelly Seaman)
Jeff Dionne .... assistant location manager
Kenneth Donaldson .... set production assistant
Mary Donovan .... production coordinator
Gleanna Doyle .... animal trainer
Jacqui Dupré .... office production assistant (as Jacqui Baker)
Jenny Fitzgibbons .... production accountant
Steven Fleet .... misc crew
Darcy Forlenza .... location production assistant
Laurie Gershon .... product placement
Ali Glasser .... production assistant (as Alison Walker)
Angela Goodwin .... asst. production coordinator
Timothy J. Gorman .... location manager
James L. Gowdy .... first assistant accountant
Chad Goyette .... additional set production assistant
Warren T. Goz .... financial consultant
Daniel Hamilton .... assistant: Diane English and Joel Shukovsky
Barbara Heller .... location manager: New York
Jonathan Hoeg .... additional production assistant
Seba Johnson .... stand-in
Chris Kelsey .... post-second assistant accountat
Tim Labonte .... location production assistant
David Linck .... unit publicist
Jared Marshall .... assistant: James W. Skotchdopole
Stewart McMichael .... financial consultant
Ryan McPeake .... set medic
Meredith Mohr .... assistant: Annette Bening
Sean Murphy .... payroll accountant
Cortney Norris .... location assistant
Caitlin Osgood .... assistant accountant
Rob Pellecchia .... production counsel
Steven Pianka .... location assistant
Mathew Provost .... travel coordinator
Emily Rice .... post-production accountant
Antonio Caetano Santos .... production secretary: Boston (as Antonio Caetano Dos Santos)
Charlie Scimone .... key craft services
Hakim Shakoor .... caterer: assistant chef
Philip J. Strina .... business & legal affairs: New Line Cinema
Krista Swan .... adr revoicing
Ross Tatelman .... production assistant
Sonya Tateosian .... production assistant
Stuart Valberg .... production assistant
Christopher Watts .... set production assistant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Susan Garibotto .... stand-in (uncredited)
Erin Shea .... stand-in (uncredited)
Michael Lynne .... with special appreciation
Daniel Moder .... special thanks (as Danny Moder)
Robert Shaye .... with special appreciation (as Bob Shaye)

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related material, language, some drug use and brief smoking
114 min
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Candice Bergen previously played Meg Ryan's mother in Rich and Famous (1981).See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Barbara Delacorte:Everything was wonderful, Mary. I must have the name of your caterer. So yummy.
Mary Haines:Oh, no. I made everything myself. I think people appreciate the personal touch.
Barbara Delacorte:You cooked? Oh, Mary, how could you. What were you thinking? Now we'll all have to do that.
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110 out of 157 people found the following review useful.
This misfires by a mile, 13 September 2008
Author: aharmas from United States

I believe an entire book can be written about the odyssey to remake the classic film on which this film is loosely based. When Hollywood first started talking about such enterprise, the reaction was always negative because there were just too many aspects that could have gone wrong, starting with the solid ensemble that made the original unforgettable, and that's exactly where things begin souring here, with the selection of actresses that otherwise can do remarkable work, but that are not suited to the parts, and sadly enough, have been directed with the heavy hand of a director that doesn't understand or appreciate the source material.

It seems as if there is no focus or direction, or as if the direction that has been taken is to obliterate anything that was good about the original film. This is called an updating, as in let's drain the story out of humor, snappy dialogue, and any interesting premise. Most of all, let's prove that women have come a long way, except that the problem is that we don't really get (at least by watching this film) where the women are truly going.

For starters, casting Meg Ryan in the central role proves almost fatal to the movie because somehow she seems to have locked herself into some sort of limbo where women don't really change appearances, even after 20 years of working in the movies. Her Mary which proved to be a difficult role in the 30's, somehow grew from her interaction with the other stereotypes, like Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" by learning, observing, and realizing that she had a choice in the matter. It might not have been a choice that women would celebrate nowadays, but it was fun ride, and part of the fun, was the catty, silly, sometimes slapstick routines that elevated that movie into the realm of the sublime. In here, we are down to earth with a thud. By changing the nature of Sylvia, the film has lost a lot of its spark, and it isn't in anyway Annette Bening's fault. I couldn't help but admiring how she tried to save this sinking ship and got a sinking feeling as she struggled with the horrible lines she was handled. Thankfully I entertained myself by looking at some of her terrific outfits and kept reminding myself how talented this lady really was. Her Sylvia is wise but flawed, and she could have been a great creation. Unfortunately Ms. English wasn't paying attention to her own work and loses control of the one character that could have turned the film into a fresh direction.

Yet that wasn't the biggest blasphemy of them all. In the original, we have Joan Crawford doing probably one of the best performances by a woman. Her Crystal is legendary, with conniving lines, incendiary moves, duplicitous maneuvers, and some very sexy poses. She was the link between the male and the female, and through her we knew what the whole catastrophe was about. She provided the tension between men and women. She was dangerous, sexy, the ultimate femme fatale. A woman of intelligence that we feared and admired, and most importantly, we wanted to destroy to save our heroine. Eva Mendes, as gorgeous as she is, is two dimensional in this outing because of weak writing, and once again, some bad casting.

There are more atrocities in the film, such as the addition of a terrible role for Mensing as the dedicated mother who lives for having babies, and the rather annoying lesbian turn by Pinkett. Then comes the biggest waste of talent in the movie, as Bette Middler, who is a little unrecognizable in her make up, shows the spark of what could have been. Her acidic delivery reminds us of the contemporary angle the film could have taken. Her words revive and put a big of much needed naughtiness in the film, and it is exciting to see that it could really fly, then she is gone. She is in the film all of six minutes, and she fades away in the middle of the muddle.

Here is a movie that raised our anticipation level and truly disappointed us, a film that could have joined the successful "Sex in the City" who made an amazing transition to the big screen because it respected its source material and didn't compromise. It gave us more, bigger and better adaptation. It truly updated what had made it successful before. "The Women" in its present reincarnation needs to go back and rework itself, much like "The Hulk" did it this year, find more suitable performers, a really good writer, and most of all, someone who truly treasures what good movies are about.

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