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Film Review - First Wives Club, The
I don't know. Maybe this is a chick flick. It's all about three women who have known each other since college and their horrible little lives because men have dumped them for younger women.
So what this film is saying is that women are nothing without men in their lives. I swear, the bullshit meter on my TV exploded when I watched The First Wives Club. Do women really buy this crap? Do women really believe they are nothing if their man walks out?
In all fairness, when the women get together to plot against the men, it's fairly funny. However, Nine to Five was funnier about women who were being harassed by a man. They turned the tables on him and, through very creative blackmail, took over the office.
I'm not sure who is supposed to like The First Wives Club. It casts men as the bad guys, and women as their helpless victims. Neither of which, I would argue, is true. No, I don't think this is a chick flick. I don't think it's anyone's flick.
Directed by Hugh Wilson
Released in 1996
MPAA Rating: PG
Reviewed by Mongo