The Stepford Wives
The wives of Stepford have a secret.
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- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 7, 2017
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Commentary by Director Frank Oz
- A Perfect World: The Making of The Stepford Wives
- Stepford: A Definition
- Stepford: The Architects
- The Stepford Wives
- The Stepford Husbands
- Stepford: Deleted/Extended Scenes
- Stepford: Gag Reel
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Faith Hill & Glenn Close|
|Performer:||Roger Bart, Jon Lovitz, David Marshall Grant & Mike White|
|Directed by||Frank Oz|
|Edited by||Jay Rabinowitz|
|Screenplay by||Paul Rudnick|
|Original story by||Ira Levin|
|Composition by||David Arnold|
|Produced by||Donald De Line, Gabriel Grunfeld, Scott Rudin & Edgar J. Scherick|
|Director of Photography:||Rob Hahn|
It has two speeds -- obvious and more so.
It glides by on the notion that there is little that is still frightening about being an American woman. I wish I could say it was a premise whose time had come. Full Review
Film Comment Magazine
Rating: 2/5 -- Comedic remake of '70s horror movie has sex humor. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Rating: 2/5 -- An abject lesson in how to dehumanize a classic movie... Suspenseful horror and the subtle socio-political critique of feminism have been discarded in favor of slapstick comedy and haughty cleverness. Full Review
That razor edge is completely gone from the remake of The Stepford Wives. It's a comedy and no one gets really hurt. Full Review
The Tyee (British Columbia)
Rating: 2.5/4 -- As comedies go, it's actually fairly funny, albeit in a light, superficial way which either hides or exposes the fact that the plot is a thick tangle of mutual contradictions.
There just aren't enough laughs to distract from the vast fault-lines in the story Full Review
Based on a book by Ira Levin which satirizes the roles of 1950s housewives, this is a remake of the 1975 film adaptation. Director Frank Oz presents a dramatic reworking of the horror classic, putting a totally over-the-top slant on the story that gives it true comedic value. In the early 21st century, a fast-paced Manhattan couple, Joanna (Nicole Kidman) and Walter (Matthew Broderick), both work for a major television network. While she is a leader and breadwinner in producing reality shows, he is a mere middle-management type. So when Joanna has a nervous breakdown, and Walter takes command, he's happy to find that for once in his life she's not stealing his fire. This sentiment is only asserted by the boys club that welcomes him when they move to the "perfect" town of Stepford, Connecticut. There, the women have been transformed by their husbands into a totally submissive, near-robotic state in which they are blissfully happy doing housework and looking pretty, and are totally compliant to their men. With Claire (Glenn Close) and Mike (Christopher Walken) leading this web of weirdness, Joanna and her only normal friend, Bobbie (Bette Midler), race to solve the mystery before they too become Stepford Wives.
Black Comedy | Mystery | Suspense | Thriller | Satire | Theatrical Release | Robots | Small Towns | Small Town Life
- Theatrical Release: JUNE 11, 2004
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