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The Women

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Original title
The Women
Running time
114 min.
United States United States
Diane English (Play: Clare Boothe Luce)
Mark Isham
Anastas N. Michos
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Picturehouse / New Line Cinema / Inferno Distribution / Jagged Films / Shukovsky English Entertainment
Comedy. Drama | Remake. High Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
The Women is a comedy about contemporary womanhood and the power of female relationships. Based on George Cukor’s 1939 film and Clare Boothe Luce’s 1936 stage play, The Women whisks us into a busy pocket of Manhattan society, where the publishing, fashion and finance industries play. At the center of the tale is Mary Haines, a thoroughly modern woman suddenly confronted with an age-old dilemma: a cheating husband. The ladies in her life swiftly rally to Mary’s side, led by her best friend, Sylvie Fowler, a dynamic magazine editor. But when Sylvie betrays Mary in a Faustian bargain, the entire group is shaken to the core – and two women face the most painful breakup of all - their friendship.
2008: Nominated for Razzie Awards: Worst Actress (Bening, Mendes, Messing, Pinkett, Ryan)
Critics' reviews
  • "As a well-crafted, well-written and well-acted entertainment, it drew me in and got its job done. (...) Rating: ★★★ (out of four)."
  • "I was looking forward to 'The Women,' but I could tell from the first scene that this updated remake of the 1939 classic by 'Murphy Brown' creator Diane English - who would seem ideally suited to the job - was a total disaster. (...) Rating: ★ (out of four)."
  • "It's not every movie that makes you wish Vin Diesel would run in and start blowing up stuff."
  • "Think 'Sex and the City' without the sex. (...) it's a major dud. (...) a script that resists being crowbarred into the 21st century. (...) Rating: ★ (out of four)."
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