The Women (2008) – IMDb



Based on a very clever comedy by Claire Booth, wife of Time Publisher Henry Luce and later Ambassador to Italy. One of the surprises was an all-woman cast, novel in the 1930’s. And although there were no men in the cast, most of the dialog was about them. The story is rather thin and depended on the fact that divorce, in the 1930’s, was not only difficult but almost impossible in New York. Mrs. Stephen Haynes learns that her husband is seeing a salesgirl at Saks, and reluctantly divorces him, abetted by her friends, all of whom have romantic problems of their own. In the 1930’s New York women who could afford it went to Nevada, where residency could be established quickly and divorce was relatively easy. The 1939 film, starring Norma Shearer, Paulette Goddard, Rosalind Russell, and Joan Crawford, was a hit. This one, with an even better looking cast, is definitely not, largely because someone tried to move a 1930’s situation comedy into the present.
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Plot Synopsis


Get your friends together and celebrate “The Women”.
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Motion Picture Rating

Rated PG-13 for sex-related material, language, some drug use and brief smoking
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Did You Know?


For scenes planned on being shot in the Boston Public Library, it was suggested that all the portraits and busts of men to be replaced with those of women. However, the scene was never shot. See more »


In the tampon-burning scene, Mary’s hair goes behind her right ear and back over the right side of her face several times without her touching it. See more »


April Cohen:
Mommy, I’m tired of shopping. Can we go? I wanna go.

Edie Cohen:
We can’t go. Aunt Sylvie is stalking somebody. When she’s finished, we can leave.

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Version of Frauen in New York (1977)
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Robot Rabbit
Written by Carl W. Stalling
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
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Release Date:

12 September 2008 (USA)

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Box Office



Opening Weekend USA:

14 September 2008

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1

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