After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three wives have been dumped for newer, curvier models. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it really hurts - in the wallet! Sit back and watch the sparks fly as The Wives get mad, get even and get it all. Justice has seldom been so sweet. Or so much fun.Written by
One of the main topics for satire in this movie is the constant societal pressure on middle-aged women to stay young-looking and beautiful, with the result that some of them undergo various cosmetic surgical procedures to try to achieve and maintain that youth and beauty despite the potential dangers of elective surgery. For example, Elise's plastic surgeon protests that if he gives her "any more collagen, your lips are gonna look like they got stuck in a pool drain." The author of the novel on which this movie was based, Olivia Goldsmith, died in 2004 at the age of 54, due to complications from anesthesia during elective cosmetic surgery. See more »
Elise, Annie and Brenda are having lunch after the funeral, the placement of the cocktails changes repeatedly. See more »
Shelly, what happened here? $140,00 for a PLATE? $47,000 for a carpet? A USED carpet? $300,00 for a Lamborghini? Are you crazy?
I bought the car for you! It was only 300 grand! It was a GIFT!
With my money you bought it! I bought me the gift!
Jesus, Morty, all I want is a lifestyle, y'know - with some ambiance and some classic eternal good taste!
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THE FIRST WIVES CLUB is a sparkling all-star comedy that hits all the right notes and makes you want to cheer out loud while you're watching. This is the story of three former college girlfriends (Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler) who are reunited after many years due to the suicide of a mutual friend (Stockard Channing) and all learn that they have been dumped by their husbands for younger women. They bond and not only plan revenge on their husbands but take their revenge to another unexpected level that is curiously refreshing for a comedy of this type. Keaton, Hawn, and Midler are marvelous as the women out for their ex-husbands'blood. Stephen Collins, Victor Garber, and Dan Hedaya are all on the mark as the scummy ex-husbands. There are funny bits contributed along the way by Rob Reiner as Hawn's plastic surgeon, Sarah Jessica Parker as Hedaya's mistress, Maggie Smith as a wealthy divorcée, Bronson Pinchot as a faux designer, Eileen Heckart as Keaton's mother, and Marcia Gay Harden as Collins'therapist/mistress. A wonderful script is smartly mounted by director Hugh Wilson with an energetic cast to produce a terrific film comedy which can easily be watched several times and discover new pleasures on each viewing.
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