The Women

The Women

DVD - 2008
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Clothing designer Mary Haines lives in a beautiful country home with her wealthy financier husband and their 11-year-old daughter. Her best friend Sylvie Fowler is the editor at a prominent fashion magazine. The woman dictate the latest trends in taste and style for New York City fashionistas. When Mary's husband becomes involved with perfume salesgirl Crystal Allen at Saks Fifth Avenue, her friendship with Sylvie is put to the test. Everyone in their close-knit circle of friends, including the ever-pregnant Edie Cohen and author Alex Fisher, begins to question their loyalty to each other and their romantic involvements.

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iloveseaotters
May 24, 2019

Wasn't expecting much from this film and that's exactly what I got. I will admit that it is MUCH better than the original, which I hated with a passion. Waaaaayyyyy too much talking in the original. I don't see how those women talked so long without taking a breath. This one has a great cast and I did manage to laugh a few times. However, I also fell asleep during this movie. Pretty boring, to be honest, and the ending is mediocre. Debra Messing completely over-acted the part and it made for a completely ridiculous scene. Incidentally I caught this film on cable, which is a good thing. In my queue, it would have been wasted.

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jimg2000
Sep 09, 2018

A comedy drama on the sheltered lives of a small circle of "power women" in 2009. As Michael commented on Mar 28, 2008. not a single male appeared on screen, not inside a crowded restaurant nor in busy shopping areas in NYC. But the film dropped some names of bad men (husbands, fathers, bosses and even a new born infant.) In the extras, it showed some parallel clips of the 1939 original with Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine etc. Per wiki, even the pets were also female in the 1939 film.

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hammer59
Dec 13, 2017

Dated and superfluous. Indeed, the archetypical "Ugly American" personified in these greedy, shallow, narcisistic vipers who contribute nothing positive to society. Sad.

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clarap
Feb 16, 2015

Another intersting movie, no men at all in the movie though references are made to men. Enjoyed this movie

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johnnybookreader
Jan 18, 2013

To think I was ready to stop this movie on the DVD player after only four minutes! I'm glad I stayed the course, it was very funny, you'll like it, just don't stick around for the "extras" or your enjoyment may diminish.

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veggieclaire
Jan 02, 2013

I chose this randomly and liked it a lot. Now I want to see the original.

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neonkc
Dec 15, 2012

good

EuSei Jun 14, 2012

This movie is a travesty of the original 1939 “The Woman,” with classy Norma Shearer as the main character. They twisted the plot so much they even added a couple of lesbians; why, I’m still pondering and can’t understand. Watch the original: even in B&W it’s far superior! NOTICE: Attempts to censor (“Report this”) my comments will be fiercely fought under the aegis of American Libraries’ beloved principles: Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Read, Intellectual Freedom.

pkcapc May 26, 2011

This is a truly boring, silly movie of women with no true substance. Use it as a great movie to run as background while you multi-task on something else, like making dinner or cleaning house.

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CalicoJack
Jul 29, 2009

Thank goodness neither women nor the fashion industry bear any resemblance to this cheap, demeaning mock-up of both. (Did anyone else cotton to the paradox that the clothing Meg Ryan's reformed character wears on the street looks so much better than her hideous runway designs?)

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jimg2000
Sep 19, 2018

17 quotes in IMDb but not these below:
I'm sorry, men have a hard time being with a successful woman. So we shrink to fit, like you.
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I do know that a woman never steals another woman's husband. They usually go willingly.
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I know so many women like you. You have your fancy friends and your nice houses... your calendars are full of social events and shopping dates and charity lunches... to make you feel like you're doing something with your lives. But eventually, you stop paying attention to your men. They get lonely. And they come looking for someone who makes them feel appreciated again.
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Stephen would never like anything that, uh, trashy (outfit).
-Well, if Stephen doesn't like anything I'm wearing, I take it off.
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Wouldn't it be just great if when you're born, they give you a rulebook... so every time you came up against something you had no idea how to handle... you just look it up in the book and there would be the answer?

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jimg2000
Sep 19, 2018

17 quotes in IMDb but not these below:

I think real beauty is real authenticity. And it's pretty much as simple as that. I think a sense of humor is really a beautiful thing. People become beautiful when you feel their confidence. Because the beautiful thing about being a woman is that we are so many things. Honestly, it takes some cultivation to know who you are... with all the mixed messages and different kind of cultural demands... of who you should be. Be kind to yourself. Because I promise you, it will come and it will evolve... and you will see just how spectacular your "differences" are. Being a woman is a gift.

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jimg2000
Sep 19, 2018

17 quotes in IMDb but not these below:

Would you like to get a facelift in a jar?
-This is my face, deal with it.
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"There's a fine line between an outfit and a getup. "
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Mary, what are you doing? Are you having sex?
-Would I be on the phone with you?
Don't answer that.
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You just don't understand how much better it is... being in a relationship with a woman. If we're lost, we both ask for directions. When we watch TV,
we watch one show at a time. Nobody drinks out of the milk carton or asks you to pull their finger... or obsesses over their decreasing ability to piss 30 feet. And when we have sex... Oh, no, my... neither one of us wants it with the lights on.
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But there's no sex like the kind you have when you love somebody... and they love you back.

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EuSei Aug 12, 2012

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Michael
Mar 28, 2009

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Michael
Mar 28, 2009

a chick-flick comedy about finding out what you really want

before finding love with a man, a woman must truly love and know herself.

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