|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 15 Libraries 15 of 15 copies|
Veteran producer/director Diane English (The Lathe of Heaven, Murphy Brown) helms this contemporized remake of George Cukor's beloved proto-feminist comedy drama The Women (1939), an adaptation of Clare Boothe Luce's play. The English version follows the gossip, bitchy wisecracking, and overall disillusionment that erupt among a group of socialite friends when their dearest and most envied learns of her husband's marital infidelity at the hands of a backstabbing shopgirl. The all-female cast is fronted by Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Candice Bergen, with supporting roles inhabited by Bette Midler, Cloris Leachman, and Carrie Fisher. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
In New York City's modern whirl of fashion and publishing, Mary Haines seems to have it all--a beautiful country home, a rich financier husband, an adorable 11-year-old daughter and a part-time career creating designs for her father's venerable clothing company. Her best friend, Sylvie Fowler, leads another enviable life - as a happily single editor of a prominent fashion magazine, a possessor of a huge closet of designer clothes and a revered arbiter of taste and style poised on New York's cutting edge. But when Mary's husband enters into an affair with Crystal Allen, a sultry spritzer girl lurking behind the Saks Fifth Avenue perfume counter, all hell breaks loose. Mary and Sylvie's relationship is tested to the breaking point while their tight-knit circle of friends, including mega-mommy Edie Cohen and author Alex Fisher, all start to question their own friendships and romantic relationships as well.
-- Sexual behavior
-- New York (State)
-- New York
Women -- Social networks -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Adultery -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Friendship -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :New Line Home Entertainment :2008
Distributed in the USA by Warner Home Video,
|Edition||Full screen and widescreen.|
Johnson, Bill, 1952-
Mendes, Eva, 1974-
Messing, Debra, 1968-
Smith, Jada Pinkett, 1971-
Bergen, Candice, 1946-
Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987.
Loos, Anita, 1893-1981.
Murfin, Jane, 1892-1955.
Inferno Distribution (Firm)
Shukovsky English Entertainment (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, Carrie Fisher, Cloris Leachman, Debi Mazar, Bette Midler, Candice Bergen.
Director of photography, Anastas Michos; editor, Tia Nolan; music, Mark Isham; costume designer, John Dunn.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for sex-related material, language, some drug use and brief smoking.
In English; with optional English and Spanish subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Based on the play by Clare Boothe Luce and the 1939 motion picture screenplay by Anita Loos and Jane Murfin.
Special features: additional scenes; "The women, the legacy" --the journey from 1936 stage success to classic 1939 movie to this contemporary update; "The women behind The women" --visiting the cast and crew to cover issues of female empowerment, body image and self-esteem for girls.
DVD; region 1; standard and widescreen versions; Dolby digital surround 5.1.
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.