This movie is wonderful! It takes place in a different era so the ideas and stereotypes are a lot more prominent but the single idea is still clear. Woman Power! One review I was reading (from a woman) said that this movie needed a man in it! The whole point to this movie is to show women at their cattiest, their meanest, their sweetest and their most loving. This is a movie made for women by WOMEN. That's not to say a man won't enjoy it though, it's impossible. One amazon customer poor review said that it was horrible to portray women in this way. The whole purpose to this movie is to show a powerful strong protagonist woman who (in spite of being held back by the small fact she is a woman) is independent and strong. Yes, some women in the film are mean and catty but some women are also sweet and loyal! It's different personalities all coming together to make a movie that is a classic and should never have been re-done because it was horribly butchered and was a total joke. This is my favorite movie and is perfect exactly the way it is, whether your a feminist or not. It promotes strong minded women in a time when that was frowned upon.