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The Women (2008)

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Diane English & Debi Mazar

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Plot Summary

Veteran producer/director Emmy Award-winner Diane English ("Murphy Brown") helms the proto-feminist comedy drama, following the gossip, wisecracking, and overall disillusionment that erupts among a group of socialite friends when their dearest and most envied learns of her husband's marital infidelity at the hands of a backstabbing shopgirl. This all female cast is lead by Golden Globe-nominee Meg Ryan ("When Harry Met Sally"), Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominee Annette Bening ("American Beauty"), Eva Mendes ("Hitch"), Emmy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nominee Debra Messing (TVs "Will and Grace"), Jada Pinkett Smith ("The Matrix Reloaded"), and Academy Award-nominee, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Candice Bergen ("Miss Congeniality") with supporting roles by Academy Award-nominee, Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winner Bette Midler ("Beaches"), Academy Award, Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winner Cloris Leachman ("Young Frankenstein"), and Carrie Fisher ("Star Wars").

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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13%
  • Reviews Counted: 143
  • Fresh: 18
  • Rotten: 125
  • Average Rating: 3.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: One of the worst movies I've ever seen. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Though aspects of the 1939 comedy seem silly and shrill now, they were at least consistently entertaining. Where the original was deliciously loopy and melodramatic fun, this one is watered-down, sappy and earnest. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: You go, girls. Preferably as far away as possible. – Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon.com, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: The funniest thing about The Women is that Mick Jagger is one of the producers. There was a knowing laugh in the theatre as his name sprang up in the opening credits -- our last chance to laugh, as it turned out, for the next two hours. – Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Not as bitter & catty as the first

Some critics panned this remake of the 1939 classic, but I actually preferred it. This version was funnier and much lighter in tone. Despite the subject matter of infidelity and divorce, the movie had an upbeat, optimistic feel. After watching the first, I was thoroughly depressed. I can't say the same for the this one, in fact, I'm glad I rented it.

Great Movie!!!

I saw this movie in theaters and it was absolutely hilarious!!! I went with my mom and sister in law and they felt the same way. I'm going to buy when it comes out. Get it, I think you'll feel the same way!

Good Acting

I really liked the acting, its a fun bubbly movie if you want to see something fun with lots of gossiping that isnt as sexual as sex and the city this is for you

The Women (2008)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2008

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