The Stepford Wives (2004)


“Oh, I feel like Nancy Drew in the mystery of the mid-life crisis.” – Roger Bannister

Number of Times Seen – Twice (12 Nov 2005 and 25 Apr 2021)

Brief Synopsis – After leaving the media world, a couple decide to move to a small town to live a quiet life, but something in the town of Stepford seems slightly off.

My Take on it – Mediocre remade that doesn’t work as well as the original did.

The story tries to use technological advances to help make the story seem more modern but at the same time, they take away some of what helped make the original story so much better, the humanity aspect of it all.

The cats is great and that is somewhat of a waste due to the way things play out here.

Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Jon Lovitz and Roger Bart aren;t given enough to do with their characters and that hurts things far too much.

The story moves along at a pretty slow pace and that makes it even harder to try and get through this despite the film being slightly over 90 minutes.

None of the characters are developed on more than a superficial level and that maes it even more difficult to care about any of them.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In an interview with Ain’t It Cool, Frank Oz’s take on the film was “I f***ed up… I had too much money, and I was too responsible and concerned for Paramount. I was too concerned for the producers. And I didn’t follow my instincts.”(From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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