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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Stella Papamichael

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

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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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Fernando F. Croce

The cinematic equivalent of yoga-class muzak

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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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Michael Dequina

This is the movie Diane English fought to get made the last 15 years?

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
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
Cast: Meg Ryan, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, Natasha Alam, Carrie Fisher, Candice Bergen, Bette Midler, Annette Bening Director: Diane… More
Nicki Marie
Could have been better. It was okay and cast are good, but something about it just fell flat and I downright hated the ending. Actually Debra Messing's… More

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