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The Women (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 12 September 2008 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Diane English

Writers:

Diane English (screenplay), Clare Boothe Luce (play) | 2 more credits »
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

Based on a very clever comedy by Claire Booth, wife of Time Publisher Henry Luce and later Ambassador to Italy. One of the surprises was an all-woman cast, novel in the 1930's. And although there were no men in the cast, most of the dialog was about them. The story is rather thin and depended on the fact that divorce, in the 1930's, was not only difficult but almost impossible in New York. Mrs. Stephen Haynes learns that her husband is seeing a salesgirl at Saks, and reluctantly divorces him, abetted by her friends, all of whom have romantic problems of their own. In the 1930's New York women who could afford it went to Nevada, where residency could be established quickly and divorce was relatively easy. The 1939 film, starring Norma Shearer, Paulette Goddard, Rosalind Russell, and Joan Crawford, was a hit. This one, with an even better looking cast, is definitely not, largely because someone tried to move a 1930's situation comedy into the present. Written by jojo.acapulco

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related material, language, some drug use and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Todo sobre las mujeres See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,115,121, 14 September 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,902,075

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,007,546
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Like the 1939 version, the film has an all-female cast. See more »

Goofs

In the scene immediately following the fashion show, Sylvie brings back the lady who represents Saks and Mary shakes her hand twice. See more »

Quotes

Edie Cohen: It was so amazing,and we're so proud of you. And I am so sorry that I won't be able to stay longer to help you celebrate. But my water just broke.
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Connections

Remake of The Women (1939) See more »

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After The Rain
Written by Little Dragon
Performed by Little Dragon
Courtesy of Peacefrog Holdings Ltd.
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Horrible movie
21 September 2008 | by choua_loSee all my reviews

I really wish I had read everyone's review before going to see the movie... it was one of the most excruciating films that I've ever seen. I was ready to leave the theater 5 minutes into the movie; I should have followed my instinct. The movie offered nothing new or clever, it was boring and very cliché. I was surprised to find that it was directed by a woman! The characters did not represent any women that I know, they were boring, bitter and melodramatic. The movie was unrealistic and depressing and a waste of time and money. And the actors looked tired, poor make-up and hair styling. It was recently compared to the Sex and in the City movie; it was not even half as good. My suggestion, do not see this movie!


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