Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives
is a movie about a suburban Conneticut city. Included in this movies cast are Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, and Glenn Close. This film is actually yet another remake of an older movie from the 70's. The Stepford Wives is a comedy/thriller about a quiet town where everything seems perfect, but the theme of this movie is definitely that not all the glitters is gold.

  Joanna Eberhard (Nicole Kidman) has just lost her job as one of the best and the brightest at a tv station. After having an emotional breakdown, she pleades with her husband, Walter Kresby (Matthew Broderick), to take her away from it all. The family, with their two children, moves out of fast-paced New York city to the quiet village of Stepford. Moving into their new gigantic house, they meet the first of the Stepford wives, Claire Wellington (Glenn Close). All of the wives in Stepford have the same personality, always happy and smiling wearing bright clothes and a large trend of blonde hair.

  Joanna also meets two of the more normal people in the town Bobbie Markowitz and Roger Bannister. Both, along with Joanna, were famous and had left New York, or another city like it, to move to the quiet suburbs. All three of them wish they were elsewhere and soon become fast friends. When Roger disappears one night after spending an evening at the mysterious club where all the men of Stepford go, the two women are horrified to see him acting completely different from his usual bubbly gay self. When the same thing happens to Bobbie, Joanna starts becoming worried for her own safety and begs her husband to take her back to New York.

  The rest of the plot continues on as you learn the real secrets behind everything thats happening in Stepford. Be forewarned, its not all as it seems, all the secrets seem to be hidden in the trailer, but even then there's a lot more going on. I liked this movie, although it was a little strange and cheesy and cliched at times. Still fairly entertaining, its not really a must see for the summer. Rated PG-13 I give it Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


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