The Starter Wife (2007)

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An ex-wife of a Hollywood studio boss starts her life after her divorce. Based on the novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer.

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 Molly Kagan (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Joan McAllister (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Rodney (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Kenny Kagan (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Sam (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Lavender (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Nana (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Jorge Stewart (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Lou Manahan (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Jaden (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Jaden Kagan (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Cricket Stewart (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Shoshanna (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Chloe (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Aaron (4 episodes, 2007)
John Atkinson ...
 Detective Parks (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Mrs. Caldecott (3 episodes, 2007)
Jane Hall ...
 Sharon (3 episodes, 2007)
Kate Kendall ...
 Lisa (3 episodes, 2007)
Madeleine West ...
 Katy (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Larry Hamill (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Pappy (2 episodes, 2007)
Leah Purcell ...
 Hannah Sprints (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Bob (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Ana (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Detective Smith (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Country Club Administrator (2 episodes, 2007)
Jerome Ehlers ...
 Director (2 episodes, 2007)
Bryan Probets ...
 Vernon (2 episodes, 2007)
Matthew Scully ...
 Clarity Harbor Valet (2 episodes, 2007)
Leeanna Walsman ...
 Sasha (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Dr. Peter Hexton (2 episodes, 2007)
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An ex-wife of a Hollywood studio boss starts her life after her divorce. Based on the novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer.

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Molly Kagan: Of course I'm cranky, I haven't eaten in 12 years!
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I really liked the Starter Wife, but mostly because Judy Davis was in it.
27 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I missed the Starter Wife when it debuted on USA in May. Then, in July, I became in all seriousness, obsessed with Judy Davis (she is really the best actress of her generation)and decided I had to see the Starter Wife just because she was in it. Truthfully, I didn't have very high expectations for it at the beginning because I thought it was just about some rich, stuck-up people who didn't give a crap about anyone but themselves. I had no idea why a genius like Judy Davis chose this project. I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, it was about rich stuck-up women, but some of them actually appeared human. And it wasn't JUST about the stuck up women. Neither Lavender, Nana, Mrs. Caldecott, or Sam seemed the least bit stuck up, and they added depth to the story. (I say Sam wasn't stuck up, but that doesn't mean that I liked him.). The acting was superb (other than whoever played Shoshanna, who was not that great. But I guess she didn't have much to work with), Debra Messing, Judy Davis, and Miranda Otto all NAILED their characters and I was sucked in the whole time, and I watched the whole four and half hour block, only stopping to go get a glass of wine. I would recommend this to anyone!

NOTE: It would probably be best to familiarize oneself with basic high-tier culture before watching this. Someone not familiar would not catch some of the jokes (like one in reference to the United Colors of Bennetton).


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