The Women

The Women

The Women

An all-star cast chick flick, based on George Cukor's 1939 film of the same name.

Set in a busy pocket of Manhattan society, where the publishing, fashion and finance industries play, at the center of The Women is Mary (Meg Ryan), a thoroughly modern woman suddenly confronted with an age-old dilemma: a cheating husband. The ladies in her life swiftly rally to Mary’s side, led by her best friend, Sylvie (Annette Bening), a dynamic magazine editor. But when Sylvie betrays Mary in a Faustian bargain, the entire group is shaken to the core – and two women face the most painful breakup of all - their friendship.

2009Rating: PG, contains coarse language114 minsUSA
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Flicks, Andrew Hedley

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

flicks

There are no men to be seen in The Women. They are discussed, telephoned, and mused about but they remain off screen at all times. For a while it’s like a bad episode of The Twilight Zone, in which ladies have learned to breed amongst themselves and the chaps are now forgotten relics, whose only record of prior existence lies in moth-eaten books at the bottom of musty museum basements.

1.0
0

Not brilliant, but I don't want my $15 back :)

The performances in this film are so likeable, and it is so nice to see Meg Ryan back on screen in something light-hearted and fun that "The Women" feels like the more adult and poignant version of "Sex and the City". Not nearly as shallow or fashion-obsessed as SATC, the characters are all different, funny and quirky in their own ways and Candice Bergen...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The Women is less about getting even than about inspiring that same mushy sense of female empowerment you might find in a Tyler Perry meller, complete with manic mood swings and full-blown diva moments.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Never provides a compelling reason for revisiting George Cukor’s original.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A witless, straining mess.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

As a well-crafted, well-written and well-acted entertainment, it drew me in and got its job done.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film repeatedly sacrifices dramatic punch for political correctness.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It’s like an alternative-reality Sex And The City with unfabulous clothes. A bad idea’s made worse by below-average execution and underwhelming performances.

2.0
0
Flicks, Andrew Hedley

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

flicks

There are no men to be seen in The Women. They are discussed, telephoned, and mused about but they remain off screen at all times. For a while it’s like a bad episode of The Twilight Zone, in which ladies have learned to breed amongst themselves and the chaps are now forgotten relics, whose only record of prior existence lies in moth-eaten books at the bottom of musty museum basements.

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The Women is less about getting even than about inspiring that same mushy sense of female empowerment you might find in a Tyler Perry meller, complete with manic mood swings and full-blown diva moments.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Never provides a compelling reason for revisiting George Cukor’s original.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A witless, straining mess.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

As a well-crafted, well-written and well-acted entertainment, it drew me in and got its job done.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film repeatedly sacrifices dramatic punch for political correctness.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It’s like an alternative-reality Sex And The City with unfabulous clothes. A bad idea’s made worse by below-average execution and underwhelming performances.

2.0
0

Not brilliant, but I don't want my $15 back :)

The performances in this film are so likeable, and it is so nice to see Meg Ryan back on screen in something light-hearted and fun that "The Women" feels like the more adult and poignant version of "Sex and the City". Not nearly as shallow or fashion-obsessed as SATC, the characters are all different, funny and quirky in their own ways and Candice Bergen...

4.0
0