Thursday, September 25, 2008

What I Thought of The Women


I was anxiously awaiting the premiere of the movie The Women on September 12. Then, Hurricane Ike decided to make an appearance in southeast Texas, and my plans to see the movie got post-poned... by two, full weeks! Power is now restored in most places, and things are returning to normal, finally, so my oldest step-daughter and I went to see the movie last night.


I was not disappointed. My step-daughter actually enjoyed it as well, and from her, that is high praise! You can go here to read about the film and watch the trailer.


First of all, who can resist the cast? Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Jada Pinkett Smith, Debra Messing, for starters. They are fantastic! Ryan is the perfect heroine, likeable, easy to relate to, smart, and endearing. Eva Mendes plays the "other woman" convincingly. Bette Midler was a hoot, and it was so great to see Cloris Leachman in a substantial role. Even young India Ennenga, as Ryan's daughter, was remarkably talented. I also have to say that, true to their word, I did not spot one single maleactor onscreen, and I really tried! I think the "baby boy" was even played by a female.


Then, there is the story. (No spoilers here! Go see it!) The Women isn't just about a woman's response to a cheating husband. It's also about friendship, betrayal, healing, independence, and success. It's about finding out what makes you happy, and pursuing your goals. It's about our relationships as wives, friends, mothers, daughters, and the many different roles we women perform on a daily basis. It will leave you feeling good about being a woman.


Thank you to Dove for sponsoring The Women, and thanks to the Family Review Network for the opportunity to review this movie.

8 comments:

Lindsey said...

Well, I've never heard of it, cause I don't have English TV, but it sounds good! Is it clean?

Bubba's Sis said...

Sounds like a good movie! Would it be appropriate for me to take my daughter to (she's 14)?

D... said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the movie! I was wondering if you'd had the chance to see it yet. I'm looking forward to seeing it as well. I'm curious about your answer to Bubba's Sis' question.

Melanie said...

It sounds like a great movie, what a wonderful cast too.

Glad you enjoyed it Diane.

Giggles said...

Thank you so much for posting this review! I totally trust your opinion. I have been hearing bad reviews....but I bet they were from men! I rarely see movies in the theatre, except mama mia and sex in the city of course. I will look forward to seeing this one! I too love that cast of woman...I've always adored Bette. Thanks again!!

Hugs Giggles

Lucy said...

Diane, I must be living under a rock! I haven't heard of this film yet! but If it has BEtte it is a sure bet I will love it!
I am a huge fan of hers, and the rest of the cast is great too! I feel like it's been years since meg ryan has been in a film, unless I missed one!
thanks for the very detailed review!

Genuine Gem said...

I want to see it!!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

i have been waiting to get there and see it too. i just saw sex in the city and loved it. all about women and their friends.

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