Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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…
Film #5 of 'Scavenger Hunt #3'
Task #20: A film featuring humans in love with something not human! Another species, AI, Robot, technology, inanimate object
This remake of The Stepford Wives is still a science-fiction thriller dressed up in frills and petticoats, but of a much pinker tone than the 1975 original. It is a more comic and playful adaptation of Ira Levin’s novella with many cheap laughs, an implausible pet dog and a patronising attempt to subvert stereotypes. With a remake it might have been nice to have seen the feminism ingrained in the original updated, but instead the addition of one gay couple seemed to have more than filled the inclusion quota, and no more need…
I almost feel bad for enjoying this movie.
Frank Oz's remake of The Stepford Wives is a convoluted, misguided film, one that has a great idea but can't separate itself from it even at arm's length to show the audience why the idea is so great. It's a film that was ostensibly built off of the love for a premise but burdened by an inability to communicate that premise's ideas and thematic relevance to the audience. As a result, we get a ninety-three minute affair with unlikable characters, lackluster jokes, and a film that seems to be completely robbed of its social commentary.
We focus on Joanna Eberhart (Nicole Kidman), a lanky, corporate woman who runs a successful Television network; we open on her pitching a series of…
I almost feel bad for enjoying this movie.
this is a very boring movie and not even the beloved matthew broderick could save it
this was a lot dumber than i remember it being whoops
Very good remake, as remakes go. Great acting. Light entertainment.
that was ,,,,,, beautiful.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
What a terrible remake. I'm frankly amazed anyone thought this was a good idea. The thing is it isn't a film that makes you angry as you watch it, it has a kind of horrendously intriguing quality that you're happy to keep watching and see where they go with it. But boy was it an ill-conceived approach to doing a remake. The whole thing has a quirky offbeat tone which is trying to be like a Tim Burton movie but it doesn't have that spark of genius that makes the Tim Burton classics come to life. The creativity and the comedy isn't on the same level. In fact if you take out the aggressively bubbly score you might not even…
what the fuckkk
The rating should be taken with a grain of salt. It's mostly based on the fact that I laughed a lot at the witty bitchery while watching (though there's a great performance by Glenn Close, no doubt). The politics are somewhat malformed, but if you are watching this movie to have your politics reaffirmed, so are you. The energy level is kind of wobbly throughout, and the movie takes a dive at the start of the third act, but then it recovers somewhat for the ending. I really can't defend much of the stuff here (the reality TV show spoofs, the mini-movie describing the wife-making process), but it's a sprightly and fun 90 minutes of snide remarks.
I saw this movie first I'm not going to lie (uncultured swine that I am) and found it mediocre, but now that I've seen the original, I find this film so offensive and tacky that I can't help but facepalm.
What happened to Hollywood?
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