The Stepford Wives

Name: The Stepford Wives
Year: 2004
Rating: PG
Running Time (minutes): 93
Description: Joanna Eberhart, a wildly succesful president of a TV Network, suffers a nervous breakdown after a series of shocking events and is moved by her milquetoast of a husband, Walter, from Manhattan to the chic, upper-class and very modern planned community of Stepford, Connecticut. Once there, she makes good friends with the ascerbic Bobbie Markowitz, a jewish writer who’s also a recovering alcoholic. Together they find out, much to their growing stupor and-then horror, that all the housewives in town are strangely blissful, and somehow… doomed. What is going on behind the closed doors of the Stepford Men’s Association and the Stepford Day Spa? Why is everything perfect here? Will it be too late for Joanna and Bobbie when they finally find out?
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler and Matthew Broderick
Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Not sure what to say.

First, David Arnold’s score is fantastic! End credits still playing here. I love the blend of romance and comedy. The ball music is a true gem too.

As for the story… I was interested in the beginning but began to have serious doubts as it progressed. The concept is intrigueing enough, but the acting/script was just off. Nicole Kidman also slightly overacted (I keep writing that, don’t I?). As Claire was telling us why she had done what she did, I really thought they were taking things too far. And is it me or does Christopher Walken have a strange accent?

On a final sidenote, the audio description was okay, except for the fact that it was crackling horribly all the time.


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