The Women (2008) Synopsis
A husband's extramarital affair puts a strain on the friendship of two women.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
As a well-crafted, well-written and well-acted entertainment, it drew me in and got its job done.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
English wrangles her talent like a virtuoso. Best is Murphy Brown herself, Candice Bergen.
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By James Berardinelli
This is Diane English's directing debut, and it shows. Also in evidence is her familiarity with television. The movie is shot like a TV...
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The Hollywood Reporter

The film repeatedly sacrifices dramatic punch for political correctness.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Very earnest, often engaging, but not quite as much of a pleasure as the original.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is a feminist lesson instead of what it should have been (and once was): a tough, synthetic, high-gloss entertainment that wears...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is a work of ambivalence. Is English making fun of these women? Or is she making a pilot for Lifetime?
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Defanged and drippy, the remake of 1939's The Women seems to have been made for the dullard granddaughters of the sassy, sharp society...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a major dud.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Is it an exaggeration to call The Women the worst movie of the year? Well, yeah, probably. But it may be the most disappointing, given all...
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Great Movie !!!

By jhiskett
I haven't laughed that hard in years, it had me tears! I would defintely pay to see again! Best movie Meg Ryan has made in years. Wonderful cast....

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By jjaynes
I just saw this movie. Not only does it contain all of my favorite actresses in it, but my daughter is an extra in the movie. She appears in 14 scenes in all. I was the first one in line at the...

Can't Wait to See This Movie

By camartinez79
This movie has some of my favorite actresses, so can't wait!...


By wyndjam
I saw this movie tonight with my mother and teenage daughter. We all enjoyed it a lot! This is a star-studded cast to say the least. One interesting thing about the movie is that when they say...

Something for everyone!

By CookieSue
I've heard the reviews, and I certainly disagree with most of them. There are some predictable moments, but quite a few surprises as well. The actresses work well together, and I never looked at my...

Very Good

It has been a very long time since I have seen a movie with Meg Ryan that was true to her talents. I thought this was a great girlfriend movie. It proves that everybody makes mistakes even if they...

Leave your man behind!!

By jessierican
This one is for the girls - or the girls at heart only!! This one had me laughing out loud. I would not say it is better than "Sex and the City" - however, it was more like a sister movie. go with...

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By why_o-why
Don't Bother...had great expectations given the cast...and was totally disappointed. The story line was predictable, the characters were flat . Bette Midler, Candice Bergen,Cloris Leachman, and...

It was a good movie!

By therealbellafromtwilight
Millions of famous actresses being funny! I love them all! The story line is --eh, eh-- but its a cute little movie I enjoyed watching with my mom -CaptainFunLaugh...

Chick Flick that is TOO cheesy

I wanted to laugh and I did when I watched the trailers..... The movie is not believable in that we as women don't act like that not one actor was able to draw me in and make me believe that the...

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Rated PG-13 | For sex-related material, language, some drug use and brief smoking