Joanna Eberhart, a wildly successful president of a TV Network, after a series of shocking events, suffers a nervous breakdown and is moved by her milquetoast of a husband, Walter, from Manhattan to the chic, upper-class, and very modern planned community of Stepford, Connecticut. Once there, she makes good friends with the acerbic Bobbie Markowitz, a Jewish writer who's also a recovering alcoholic. Together they find out, much to their growing stupor and-then horror, that all the housewives in town are strangely blissful and, somehow... doomed. What is going on behind the closed doors of the Stepford Men's Association and the Stepford Day Spa? Why is everything perfect here? Will it be too late for Joanna and Bobbie when they finally find out?Written by
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Reports of problems on-set between Frank Oz and Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Glenn Close and Roger Bart were rampant in the press. Oz confirmed in an interview that there was "tension on the set" and that he had "had words" with Walken. He also blamed Midler for being under a lot of stress from other projects - she "made the mistake of bringing her stress on the set". See more »
When Claire drives Joanna through Stepford, her seat belt disappears and reappears between shots. See more »
Ladies and gentlemen, I would now like to introduce a legend in our industry. She's the most successful president in the history of our network and for the past five years has kept us at the very top of the ratings.
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The opening titles are shown alongside various vintage clips from the 1950s of women operating high-tech (for the time) appliances. See more »
Don't believe the bitchy reviews and pay no mind to the lame critics. This movie was a riot. So many critics are like vultures picking over a body and let me say this much, comedy is not a contest to be intellectual or terribly clever. Lighten up, critics. It's to make people LAUGH. And let me share this much, I went on a Wednesday 9pm showing and it was crowded. The audience was cracking up along with me.
I loved the film, Glenn Close stole the movie -- and Bette Midler was her partner in crime! The ending was a great twist and was a riot.
The original has long been a chilling favorite of mine and it can stand on its own in that thriller genre as much as this remake can stand on its own as a comedy and eventual thriller with a twist!
I applaud Paul Rudnick, the cast, the Director & crew: this movie was a blast and I would urge everyone to see it!
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