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The Women Movie Review

December 8, 2008
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ABOUT The Women

Get ready for the talk of the town when The Women arrives on Blu-ray and DVD December 23. The Women follows fashion designer, Mary Haines, who seems to have it all until she finds out that her husband is cheating on her with the perfume girl from Saks Fifth Avenue. As all hell breaks loose, Mary contemplates the fate of her marriage as she and her circle of tight-knit friends question their own friendships and relationships.

 

Available on DVDDecember 21 – To Purchase: CLICK HERE

Official Site URL: www.thewomenthemovie.com

Starring: Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, Candice Bergen, Carrie Fisher, Lynn Whitfield, Joanna Gleason, Ana Gasteyer, Debi Mazar, Bette Midler, Cloris Leachman

Director: Diane English

REVIEW

I haven’t seen the original 1939 version so I can’t compare The 2008 version to it.  I watched the new version twice (once at the movie theater and then again on DVD) and enjoyed the movie both times. The Women is similiar to the movie Sex in the City but without the sex. It’s definately a chick flick. Meg Ryan, plays Mary, the perfect socialite wife. It’s interesting to see how Ryan’s character evolves throughout the movie.

Some of my favorite scenes are those with Ryan and Candice Bergen (Mary’s mom). The serious and sometimes witty mother of Mary offers pearls of wisdom throughout. The bond between mother and daughter also evolves. I also like the scenes with Mary and her best friend (who reminds me so much of the character from NBC’s Lipstick Jungle). There’s one scene where Mary’s housekeepers are sitting in the kitchen planning their future. It will have you laughing. Another unforgettable scene is when Mary’s friend played by Jada Pinkett Smith is in the delivery room. Be sure to watch her reactions–hilarious.

The Women is a great movie to watch alone or with a group of friends.

Review by Shelia M. Goss – entertainment writer and author (www.espot.wordpress.com or www.sheliagoss.com).

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