The Stepford Wives (2004) Movie Review


The Stepford Wives (2004)

2004 | PG-13 | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Comedy
93 minutes /

User Score: 56/100

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The Stepford Wives Review


What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech terrifying little town, in a very modern comedy-thriller.

The Stepford Wives (2004) is a 1h 33 min PG-13 American science-fiction drama comedy thriller that is a remake of The Stepford Wives (1975) and was based on Ira Levin novel The Stepford Wives. The movie had an estimated budget of $90 million and grossed over $102 million worldwide. The shooting of the film took place in several locations in Connecticut, USA; New York, USA and New Jersey, USA. Director Frank Oz (Death at a Funeral (2007), The Stepford Wives (2004), The Score (2001), Bowfinger (1999), In & Out (1997), The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)) did an okay job executing The Stepford Wives. The movie contains sexual content with noise and no nudity, minor violence, little use of bad language, revenge, stabbed in the chest, electrocution, deception, gentleman’s club, severed head, family relationships, cyborg, and decapitations.

This movie is far from entertaining as it revolves around perfect wives in a small town in Connecticut having sinister plots. President of a TV Network Joanna Eberhard (Nicole Kidman - Moulin Rouge! (2001), The Others (2001), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), The Hours (2002)) was very successful before she had a nervous breakdown. She and her husband moved from NYC to an upscale community in Stepford, Connecticut where Joanna made friends with recovering alcoholic Bobbie who is a Jewish writer. Joanna and Bobbie (Bette Midler - Fantasia 2000 (1999), Beaches (1988), Hocus Pocus (1993), Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas (1997)) became suspicious over the other housewives who were happy and appeared to be satisfied with their lives. The girls/duo began investigating and was shocked out of their mind when they found out what was going on.

All of the actors gave us fabulous performances with their respective roles where Nicole Kidman executed her role flawlessly as robotic subtleties. Several elements in the film were fully explored. The movie was a mess, and it is not hard to recognize that, and it never lived up to what it could have been, and the movie collapsing at the end with its incoherence did not help the film. I would not recommend this movie to anyone to watch unless you have absolutely nothing to do on a cloudy, gloomy rainy day.

About The Stepford Wives 2004

Title: The Stepford Wives
Year: 2004
Runtime: 93 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.75/5 stars from 9 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 9
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Christopher Walken, Larry King, Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close, Tanoai Reed, KaDee Strickland, Vivian Kalinov, Jon Lovitz, Matt Malloy, Elizabeth Austin, Tom Riis Farrell, Blaise Corrigan, Munro M. Bonnell, Bette Midler, C.S. Lee, Jennifer Alexander, Roger Bart, Mary Beth Peil, Mike White, Lyn Kagen, Danika Yarosh, Tyler McGuckin, Kenny Kosek, Jennifer R. Blake, Myriam Blanckaert, Victoria Matlock, Melissa Anne Young, Kate Shindle, Nick Reidy, Linda Rivera Bradt
Writers: Ira Levin, Paul Rudnick
Director: Frank Oz

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