Mothers, daughters, wives, and friends: These are the women of The Women. Based on Clare Boothe Luce's Broadway success and the hit 1939 movie, this sparkling update set in Manhattan and featuring an all-star, all-female cast says a lot about what it means to be today's woman - and all of it's funny! The story starts with beautiful, smart, accomplished Mary Haines (Meg Ryan) discovering her husband is cheating on her. It's a time when friends are needed, so Mary's gal pals (Annette Bening, Jada Pinkett Smith and Debra Messing) and mother (Candice Bergen) rally around with advice, cocktails and shopping. The Wife vs. the Other Woman (Eva Mendes): Sharpen your claws for a timeless and wonderfully witty battle.
I have chosen this film because I like Meg Ryan, however I was very dissapointed. The movie has no plot, it's all about women chasing men, men are centre of their univers! Most of these ladies are well pass their sell by date yet still trying to look like spring chickens!!! Yuk! Meggy - what's happened to you? Just act your age!
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- The Women review by Jawbreaker
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The Women is aptly named as it features an exclusive female cast, with several notable cameo roles. Men who form the focal point of discussion are notable by their absence; in fact there are no main male roles whatsoever. This refreshing and deliberate choice allows The Women to concentrate on the female agenda, directed of course by a woman. And it certainly shows, whereas many rom-coms of late have been lightweight and failed comedies (such as Accidental Husband), this does a much better job of balancing lifestyle issues with the occasional laugh. As such it represents one of the better entries in the genre, allowing drama in times of marriage crisis and the need for friendship during those tough times.