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The Stepford Wives (Special Collector's Edition)

3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close, Christopher Walken
  • Directors: Frank Oz
  • Writers: Ira Levin, Paul Rudnick
  • Producers: Donald De Line, Edgar J. Scherick, Gabriel Grunfeld, Keri Selig, Leslie J. Converse
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Studio: Paramount
  • Release Date: Nov. 9 2004
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0002W4UDE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #38,353 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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I'd heard some really bad things about this movie, and I don't think it did that well at the box office, so perhaps this was why I was so pleasantly surprised.

I saw the original 1975 movie way back when, and liked it well enough, and naturally, after having been burned by so many other "remakes," was reluctant to see this one. But I have to say that this latest version with Broderick and Steep is so much better.

Of course, the "idea" has been updated to include computer chips inplanted in the housewives, along with myriad references to popular culture and politics. But the original premise and/or allegory is still there. Plus, there are a few nice new surprises.

The settings, photography, and acting are better than I'd expected, and the updating seemed real and unfortunately----as in 1984 or Brave New World----very believable.

One of the funnier updates includes a gay couple, with one partner wanting his effiminate other to be more "normal." The result is at once hilarious and telling---a true commentary on society as well as how we look at ourselves and others.

This is not some epic classic like Grapes of Wrath or The Fountainhead, but it is great fun and very well made. The original book from which this was taken isn't half bad either.

Highly recommended along with the movies "Rosemary's Baby" and the classic cult film "The Last Seduction," both of which are totally different (though Rosemary's Baby was written by Levin also).
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This is a review of the widescreen special collector's edition. I only give stars to the movie if it was for this media it would be one star. They should pay us to have to look at all the coming attractions. They whole purpose of going to DVD is to escape those nasties. I almost forgot to watch the film. Someone can make a mint just copying the DVD minus the Advertisements.

Now after 25 minutes of approved coming attractions the movie:

Frank Oz and others had a huge debate over making this movie dark, menacing or light, fluffy, and it shows. One minute it has Mathew Brodrick making hidden malice faces and the next moment they are cracking jokes about AOL. However by not trying to follow the formula of a strict remake they came out from the shadow of the original and make a stand alone movie on its own. The commentary track was just as good, if not better than the movie it's self.

The actors themselves were quite good:

Nicole Kidman of "Natural Magic" fame, as usual can look so emotional.

Mathew Broderick looked like Farris Buller with a secret.

Bete Midler was just being herself(s).

Christopher Walken adds that sinister touch. Nothing mechanical.

Faith Hill adds real spark to the movie.

Glen Close can keep a strait face.

Joanna Eberhart (Nicole Kidman) has it all and puts her whole life into her career. Through a series of miss events when she goes in to what she expects would be a raise is let go. The trauma sends her over the deep end. Her husband quits working for the same network to care for her. He only wants the BEST. So they moved to the quainter environment of Stepford. There Men can be men and Women can be women.
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This movie is a spoof of the fifties ideal of what a wife and mother did. She did not work outside the home, was always dressed in colorful, semi-formal dresses and spent her days cleaning, baking and thinking about ways to do both better and satisfy her family’s every whim. Her social life outside of her husband was getting together with women having a similar mindset. The premise of this movie is that chips can be implanted inside the brains of women that will turn them into such a wife, since the location is Stepford, the name given to such women is Stepford Wives.
All of the Stepford wives are frightfully boring, smiling all the time. Their husbands are portrayed as very pleased with having wives like that. Of course they are also weak, boring personalities as well, with both sides of the marriage equation filled by boring people there is little dynamic activity between them.
The male side of the Stepford marriages wanted their wives to be “fixed” because they were hard-driving very successful women and they could not handle it. While this is another spoof, it just does not come across as entertaining as it is meant to be.
A movie based on a weak premise, this one gets boring very quickly and stays that way throughout.
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