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The Stepford Wives
The wives of Stepford have a secret.
What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech terrifying little town, in a very modern comedy-thriller.
Part of **No ReWatch November 2012**.
The original novel by Ira Levin and the 1975 film are both dark, frightening thrillers. They have something to say about the shifting gender roles of the Women's Lib era. And the ending of the film will chill you to your core.
In this version, Frank Oz has decided to dispense with a direct remake. Instead, he's aiming for a Tim Burton-esque farce. By upping the silly and yet still making the gender politics the centerpiece, he robs the story of its impact on both a psychological and political level. He's going for weird and funny, and it doesn't really succeed.
I have to applaud the attempt, though. Some aspects do work. Bette Midler's…
I'm classing this is a rewatch, but in actual fact the previous time I attempted to watch this I gave up before the end because I thought it eas shit.
Second time around, and I once again gave up before the end, because it is even shitter than I remembered.
Whoever thought it would be a good idea to remake Bryan Forbes original film adaptation of Ira Levin's chilling novel and dispense with all the horror aspects to make an allegedly satirical fantasy comedy needs shooting.
The original was far more satirical than this piece of crap, and even better it was done subtly. No one on this film has ever heard of the word 'subtle' and as such, they…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
1. This was made by Frank Oz- the same guy who gave us 1986's Little Shop of Horrors. The guy knows how to make a smart, subversive horror film with guts. No matter which ending you prefer. And I don't even like the original / director's cut / true-to-the-musical ending, but I can admit it honestly disturbed me. So, again this guy knows how to take a hard truth and set it loose to wreak thematic havoc. (For the record, the reason I didn't like it was because I thought it didn't fit the tone of the movie previous. 90% of the film before the "Don't Feed the Plants" ending was building up to a completely different, more hopeful ending.…
I know this isn't a very popular film, but I love it. Perhaps it's because I haven't seen the original so my experience hasn't been tempered by a better take on the concept, perhaps it's my love of Nicole Kidman and Bette Midler but I really find it fun, light and really enjoyable.
It's well paced, the performers are amusing and I like the humour in it.
I wouldn't recommend it for everyone because I know it's an acquired taste, but it's a film I'll happily watch every now and then.
It's fairly funny!
In a superficial way. This remake stays away from the horror aspects of this classic story, and it focuses itself on humour. And it's a great choice. The central cast are all great, and Frank Oz even manages to mask the rumoured in screen hatred.
Not bad at all.
Not quite as painful as the first time I watched it and declared war, but still a rather ridiculous waste of talent and material. Kidman really is great though
i was going to the theater because i thought this was going to be a great movie but it was not to taken seriously, this movie.......two and a halve stars is the right conclusion!
Not as funny as the book. Though the ending was as bleak.
A movie in which a feminist moves into a gated community with her husband, and the town is the embodiment of patriarchal values and misogyny.
It's not a bad movie, but I wouldn't list it as a favorite of mine.
The Stepford Wives is a fun, creepy satire on patriarchal roles and standards that benefits hugely from its star and features some great lines but ends up having some sexist problems of its own.
Few movies have left me with such a feeling of insult (to both my intelligence and my wallet). Incoherent all through.
After seeing the trailer and the goofy comedy style, I had prepared myself to be let down. Then when I saw Frank Oz was directing I joked that he was probably going to do what he did to Little Shop of Horrors and make it a sweet happy ending after test audiences gave feedback.
This is EXACTLY what he did. I read that he regrets listening to so many outside opinions and allowing them to influence the film, but he also said that about Little Shop and until two years ago the stupid happy ending just thrown on the end was the only way the film was available. (highly recommend the Little Shop of Horrors - Directors Cut)
Good job, Frank Oz.
Not unlike gone girl....
Some posters might change.
Requirement: only one character, a female character.
Work in progress.