The First Wives Club
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Erstwhile college chums Elise, Annie and Brenda reunite for the funeral of a friend who committed suicide after her husband traded her in for a hot new model -- only to realize they're all in the same predicament. With help from an interior decorator, a socialite, Annie's daughter and a mafioso, they form a troika and plot payback against their two-timing exes with delicious results.
Worse than I remember it, which is saying quite a lot. I elected to revisit this for two reasons...
A) It had been years since I last saw it, and my wife had never seen it.
B) I will watch anything with Goldie Hawn. Obviously.
It turns out that the only redeeming factor of the film is the performance from Goldie herself, who adds an extra energy that was clearly not in the script. I thought about giving it 1 1/2 stars, but she really does make you smile, so it was bumped up a tad. It was the second comedy in a span of 24 hours I watched (after "The Watch") that features a lot of talent completely wasted.
These movies really reminded me that when a comedy manages to get it right, IT IS A RARE THING, and must be cherished. "The First Wives Club" even manages to make Diane Keaton unforgettable. What an accomplishment.
I enjoy ridiculous, and I enjoy fun. Since this is a ridiculous amount of fun, this is a good combo!
The big fight--the one that's necessary to the movie--feels imposed on the movie. Don't know if this is a writing or editing problem.
You don't own me! Pa-pa-pa-pa! You don't own me!
I enjoyed re-watching this. Goldie Hawn is funny and adorable, Diane Keaton and Bette Mildler are good too but pretty over the top. The movie is fun and is refreshing in a way that it has 3 female leads that are not teenagers.
Plus a young Timothy Olyphant Mmmmm.
Fluffly, but very enjoyable
Nice female empowerment flick, powered by three star leads and their performances. Also, interesting look at the subversion of the domesticity of the house wife.
Timothy Olyphant in 90s hair with a dangly earring, so, no--not a total waste of time.
Really dumb. How is Diane Keaton still employed?
Always a hoot. This movie is easy fun and has a great cast of very capable ladies to offer up predictable yet satisfying entertainment.