The Women
The Women (2008)

Mary Haines is 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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 4, 2008
DVD Release Date: December 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Women is a toothless remake of the 1939 classic, lacking the charm, wit and compelling protagonists of the original.

Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

The classic 1939 film adaptation... worth seeing again and again. This is not.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

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Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

The best fun in watching "The Women" is rating who still looks good and whose rose has faded (Carrie Fisher is almost unrecognizable), and ogling the frocks and heels.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

I love women in real life but at the movies I hated The Women.

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Philip Kennicott
Washington Post

In the end, English just wants to make a nice chick flick with some sassy lines. Genuine nastiness has been eliminated, while not-very-funny banter is retained.

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Joanna Hunkin
New Zealand Herald

Ryan, Bening, Pinkett Smith and Messing play an unlikely foursome of friends, whose origins are never explained, who have nothing in common and no chemistry to speak of.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The funniest thing about The Women is that Mick Jagger is one of the producers. There was a knowing laugh in the theatre as his name sprang up in the opening credits -- our last chance to laugh, as it turned out, for the next two hours.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Though aspects of the 1939 comedy seem silly and shrill now, they were at least consistently entertaining. Where the original was deliciously loopy and melodramatic fun, this one is watered-down, sappy and earnest.

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Stella Papamichael

The 1930s original feels more cutting-edge than this re-do.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Murphy Brown creator Diane English tried to get this film made for fifteen years. Many of the choices in casting were exceptional, especially Meg Ryan as Mary… More
Cast: Meg Ryan, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, Natasha Alam, Carrie Fisher, Candice Bergen, Bette Midler, Annette Bening Director: Diane… More
Alice Shen
Even though I haven't seen the original, I don't think this remake is deserving of all its bad reviews. The women ARE types, but they represent all… More
Dean McKenna
This remake of George Cukor's 1939 version in the plot is full of women only in the screen, none of men hanging around and chewing up on screen time, but… More
Bethany Murphy
Really, really crap!
Richard C
this sucked really bad. F

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