The Women

2008

The Women

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The Women is a toothless remake of the 1939 classic, lacking the charm, wit and compelling protagonists of the original.

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Mary Haines is a clothing designer who seems to have it all--a beautiful country home, a rich financier husband, an adorable 11-year-old daughter and a part-time career creating designs for her father's venerable clothing company. Her best friend, Sylvie Fowler, leads another enviable life--a happily single editor of a prominent fashion magazine, a possessor of a huge closet of designer clothes and a revered arbiter of taste and style poised on New York's cutting edge. But when Mary's husband enters into an affair with Crystal Allen, a sultry "spritzer girl" lurking behind the Saks Fifth Avenue perfume counter, all hell breaks loose. Mary and Sylvie's relationship is tested to the breaking point while their tight-knit circle of friends, including mega-mommy Edie Cohen and author Alex Fisher, all start to question their own friendships and romantic relationships as well.

Cast

Meg Ryan
as Mary Haines
Annette Bening
as Sylvia Fowler
Eva Mendes
as Crystal Allen
Debra Messing
as Edie Cohen
Bette Midler
as Leah Miller
Candice Bergen
as Catherine Frazier
Carrie Fisher
as Bailey Smith
India Ennenga
as Mollie Haines
Joanna Gleason
as Barbara Delacorte
Lynn Whitfield
as Glenda Hill
Jada Pinkett Smith
as Alex Fisher
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Critic Reviews for The Women

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Audience Reviews for The Women

  • May 06, 2015
    Even though I haven't seen the original, I don't think this remake is deserving of all its bad reviews. The women ARE types, but they represent all the different complexities of women, for better or worse: the woman who tries to be everything (Mary), the woman who IS everything until she isn't (Sylvie), the woman who knows everything and shares it (Tanya), the woman who knows everything and hides it (Edie and Catherine), the woman who observes everything and just laughs (Alex), and the woman who wants everything just because (Crystal). That last motivation for the ostensible villain is admittedly weak, but the rest of the movie isn't so much rah-rah woman-power, but just woman-life without posturing, cattiness, or easy choices.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2011
    Really, really crap!
    Bethany M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 25, 2010
    this sucked really bad. F
    Richard C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 21, 2010
    comedy dramas, with rich women moaning. i hate these films, and everything i hate is here, meg ryan adds a little, but others dont, especially annette benning
    scott g Super Reviewer

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