Actors: Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Glenn Close
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about The Stepford Wives (2004)|
|Director Frank Oz remakes the '70s horror flick with the same title as a satirical comedy. Joanna Eberhart, a high-powered television executive, is fired from her job after a contestant from one of her reality TV programs turns violent as a result of the experience. She has a nervous breakdown, and her husband convinces her that their family should leave Manhattan, and start over in charming, suburban Stepford, Connecticut. As soon as she arrives, Joanna realizes that there's something wrong with the women in Stepford: each one is perky, stupid, and physically perfect. She befriends the town's other oddballs, a cynical writer named Bobbi, and Roger, the flamboyant half of the town's only gay couple. Eventually, however, Bobbi and Roger are transformed as well, and Joanna discovers that the women (and Roger) of Stepford are robots. Does Joanna learn the truth too late?
--Judy Berman, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
- present (2000-2010)
If a parody... of
- horror movies
How much humor v. drama
- Mostly humor, but some serious drama
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Very much smarter than other characters
Secondary Main Character
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- an organization
Small town people:
- sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Movie makes you feel...
- full of laughter
- Occasional swearing
Is this movie based on a
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