- Starring: Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan
- Summary: 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 tht 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. (Picturehouse)… Expand
- Director: Diane English
- Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
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KendraS.8Fun to watch with women.
JimL.6Great cast, some great scenes, some great lines, some laughs. Not a great movie, but certainly not the worst I've ever seen.
3How can there be so many talented actresses partake in such awful nonsense is beyond me. This was a terrible movie and thirty minutes into it I had no other decision but to turn it off. I tried watching it again to finish the movie but 'The Women' was unwatchable. There was no chemistry between the actresses. For instance, Meg Ryan's character Mary Haines would be furious if she saw the hussy who was sleeping with her husband at the lingerie store where she shops at. What should have been the scene of the movie turned out to be a complete dud as Meg Ryan and Evan Mendes were awkward in their dialogue with one another insulting one another. I liked Debra Messing in Ned & Stacey, The Starter Wife and Will & Grace but this was truly terrible. Take a pass on this one.… Expand
TomG1A poor film. I realize the omission of any male cast was a deliberate stylistic decision, but it becomes conspicuously obvious and ostentatiously overt when they're walking down the street and there isn't even a single male extra walking along a public sidewalk. So much so that I have no idea what they were even talking about, as I was too focused on the absence of 50% of the population. They might well have blared THX-style "THERE ARE NO MEN IN THIS FILM!" Regardless, this must be the ultimate chick flick, since there are only chicks and only the chick point of view, which makes it inherently unbalanced. I was under the impression this was supposed to be a comedy film, but I kept waiting and waiting for the funny, but it never came. So I figured it must be a drama, but then what person really wants to see a bunch of privileged upper-upper-middle class women whining about their petty little lives. Was I supposed to like any of them or be sympathetic to them? Because they were all inherently unlikeable. Not to mention making themselves completely powerless. Meg Ryan goes in with the notion of kicking Eva Mendes' ass, and I thought, cool, it'll get interesting, but instead she just has a whine. I mean, jeez. This is your idea of kicking ass? In any event, it makes me glad that I'm gay, since if there is even a modicum of reality in this dreck, I am so thrilled that I dodged a bullet and will never have to put up with the sort of mindless crap shown in this film. Feminist? I guess so. Poor movies shouldn't be confined to just male-oriented ones. FAILure should always be an equal-opportunity phenomenon. DO. NOT. WANT.… Expand