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First Wives Club

The movie First Wives Club was based on the book First Wives Club.

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Movie details for First Wives Club

The movie was released in 1996. First Wives Club was produced by Paramount. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, Elizabeth Berkley, Philip Bosco, Stockard Channing, Stephen Collins, Jennifer Dundas, Victor Garber, Ari Greenberg, Marcia Gay Harden, Eileen Heckart, Dan Hedaya, Aida Linares, James Naughton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bronson Pinchot, Rob Reiner and Maggie Smith.

 

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Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton prove that revenge is a dish best served cold. Former college buddies, they reunite at the funeral of a dear friend who took a swan dive onto Fifth Avenue. All three discover they share the same unhappy history ... Read More
Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton prove that revenge is a dish best served cold. Former college buddies, they reunite at the funeral of a dear friend who took a swan dive onto Fifth Avenue. All three discover they share the same unhappy history of husbands who dove into middle-age by dumping them for trophy wives. Forming a warring triumvirate, they decide to get even, and along the way remind themselves of long-forgotten capabilities. The action gets a little too "wacky" at times, but the gals are great. Portraying an aging actress, Hawn is sometimes a little too flamboyant, but there is much fun to be had in her flashiness, especially when she pokes fun at Tinseltown and her persona. Instead of her usual brashness, Midler stretches herself and shows us a woman who is not just unhappy, but also deeply sorrowful. Not that she isn't quick with a wisecrack, but her expressive face alone tells the story of her marriage. As the repressed and guilt-ridden spouse of a self- involved ad executive, Keaton finds her anger, and her voice, when her psychiatrist (Marcia Gay Harden) oversteps ethical boundaries. Watching Keaton grow from an ineffectual homemaker into a powerful businessperson reminds us that it has been far too long since she has done a comedy. Director Hugh Wilson smartly chose supporting players who each brought something unique to the film. However, he does not maintain the first hour's effervescent humor throughout the film, as the ending is weakened by a softening of the wives' resolve. --Rochelle O'Gorman

Book details for First Wives Club

First Wives Club was written by Olivia Goldsmith. The book was published in 1992 by ARROW (RAND). More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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