Movie Review: The Women by Jenny Hatch

I suppose it is unfair to review a movie that was so bad I had to get up and walk out of it after twenty minutes because I felt like I was going to barf.
But I’ll try.
Here is the movie description:

“The Women tells the story of Mary Haines (Meg Ryan), a clothing designer who seems to have it all – a beautiful country home, a rich financier husband, an adorable 11-year-old daughter and a part-time career creating designs for her father’s venerable clothing company. Her best friend, Sylvie Fowler (Annette Bening), leads another enviable life – a happily single editor of a prominent fashion magazine, a possessor of a huge closet of designer clothes and a revered arbiter of taste and style poised on New York’s cutting edge. But when Mary’s husband enters into an affair with Crystal Allen (Eva Mendes), a sultry ‘spritzer girl’ lurking behind the Saks Fifth Avenue perfume counter, all hell breaks loose. Mary and Sylvie’s relationship is tested to the breaking point while their tight-knit circle of friends, including mega-mommy Edie Cohen (Debra Messing) and author Alex Fisher (Jada Pinkett-Smith), all start to question their own friendships and romantic relationships as well.”


I saw the original movie on TNT, The Women 1939 and it was just as bad as the new version, had to turn it off after the main woman showed up in Reno for her divorce.
In a description from Wiki we see that the women was:

“an acidic commentary on the pampered lives and power struggles of various rich, bored wives and the other women that they come into contact with. Throughout the film, not a single male is seen — although the males are much talked about, and the central theme is the women’s relationships with them. The attention to detail was such that even in props such as portraits only female figures are represented, and several animals which appeared as pets were also female.”

Don’t get me wrong the playwright Clare Boothe Luce is my ideological twin, but what these directors did with the story played out as a diatribe against men and made the women look like a bunch of materialistic nothings.
Come on Hollywood, you can do it, make a movie for real mothers and real women who shop at Wal Mart, go to church, have big families, and love their husbands.
In fact, why don’t you do a biography of Sarah Palin that is NOT a hit job.
I doubt you could find a good enough writer to write the script…but hey, give it a try.
Please, no more pointless, feel bad, materialistic, adulteristic, fake friends, hyperbolic man hating, screaming during childbirth, “death to the American Family” piffle….it is just sickening to watch, and I’m p.o.’d that I wasted my nine bucks.
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