The First Wives Club


(out of 5)

Serious alterations have been made to Olivia Goldsmith’s original novel, but it’s possible that even devoted readers will still enjoy it. ,  and  are in peak form as three middle-aged women who are abandoned by their husbands (, ,  respectively) for women much younger than them (, , ). Deciding not to take it lying down, they form a ‘first wives club’, hell bent on getting revenge on their useless men if it’s the last thing they do. The story bumbles around as they go on silly missions, sing a few songs and make way for a host of great cameos (the best being a beautiful  as a helpful social empress), but nothing can keep this movie from being totally entertaining. Beautifully costumed and scored, this film has attitude to spare!

USA, 1996

Directed by 

Screenplay by , based on the novel by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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Academy Award Nomination
Best Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score) (Marc Shaiman)

National Board Of Review Award
Best Acting by an Ensemble (Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith, Dan Hedaya, Sarah Jessica Parker, Stockard Channing, Victor Garber, Stephen Collins, Elizabeth Berkley, Marcia Gay Harden, Bronson Pinchot, Jennifer Dundas, Eileen Heckart, Philip Bosco, Rob Reiner, James Naughton, Ari Greenberg, Aida Linares)



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