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The First Wives Club (1996)

PG | | Comedy | 20 September 1996 (USA)
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Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elise Elliot Atchison
... Brenda Morelli Cushman
... Annie MacDuggan Paradis
... Gunilla Garson Goldberg
... Shelly Stewart
... Morton Cushman
... Cynthia Swann Griffin
... Bill Atchison
... Aaron Paradis
... Phoebe LaVelle
... Dr. Leslie Rosen
... Duarto Feliz
... Chris Paradis
... Catherine MacDuggan
... Uncle Carmine
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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 Anonymous

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Getting even... this fall. See more »

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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20 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El club de las divorciadas  »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,913,411, 22 September 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$105,489,203

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$181,489,203
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Olivia Goldsmith, the author of the original book on which this movie is based, appears in a cameo at Cynthia Swan-Griffin's funeral, as the short-haired woman who first notices Cynthia's ex-husband and his new wife as they arrive. See more »

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During the opening scene when Cynthia is flash backing to the morning of their graduation, they pose for a picture. In this shot, Elise's eyes look to her left as do Cynthia's. When Cynthia looks at the photo in current time, however, both girls are looking to the right. See more »

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Elise: I'm unhappy, Maurice!
Maurice: And I'm going to get you that coffee.
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References Hard Copy (1989) See more »

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Written by Brad Dechter
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A Completely Winning Comedy
12 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

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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