Stepford wives ira levins scary novel about forced conformity in a small connecticut town made for this compelling 1975 thriller. Note here another use of the stepford memeproduct placement is the films ultimate stepford wife. Chief among them is a grisly scene in which a main character is revealed to be a robot and his head detaches from his body while his wife cradles and. The stepford wives 2004 full movie 123movies free watch online with english subtitles. If ira levins 1972 novel and the 1975 film adaptation of the stepford wives is best remembered as a dark satire of the reactionary and misogynistic groupthink of privileged classes in american suburbia, then frank ozs 2004 film adaptation seems above all a satire of that satire. The stepford wives production notes 2004 movie releases. Jun 11, 2004 the stepford wives depends for some of its effect on a plot secret that you already know, if youve been paying attention at any time since the original film version was released in 1975. Jeanette winterson on what the stepford wives says about. The familys moving to stepford is the true inciting event, but its integrally linked to joannas breakdown which necessitates it. But when the shot changes back to mike, the glass is now in his right hand, with no time between shots to change hands. By contrast, the 2004 stepford wives is a flashy cartoon, poorly structured and completely missing its own point. The stepford wives 2004 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. The stepford wives has one of the most enduring premises of 20thcentury american fiction. The stepford children is a 1987 american madefortelevision science fictionthriller film inspired by the ira levin novel the stepford wives.
It was directed by frank oz from a screenplay by paul rudnick and stars nicole. After moving with her husband broderick and children to the wellmanicured community of stepford, connecticut, former new york television executive joanna. Everything you need to know about the stepford wives movie. Nicole kidman, matthew broderick, glenn close, christopher walken, faith hill and bette midler directed by frank oz. Its plot follows a woman who relocates with her husband and children from new york city to the connecticut community of stepford, where she comes to find the women. The stepford wives 2004 joanna eberhart katharine ross moves to the quiet town of stepford with her husband peter masterson and children. Once there, she makes good friends with the acerbic bobbie markowitz, a jewish writer whos also a recovering alcoholic. Lastly we have the stepford wives and the stepford husbands in which we get insights from the actors who portrayed them. The stepford wives 2004 after enduring setbacks in her television career, executive joanna eberhart nicole kidman relocates with her family from new york city to the connecticut suburb of. Even if you hadnt seen the film, you knew what a stepford wife was. The stepford wives 2004 movie mistakes, goofs and bloopers. Apr 22, 2014 the stepford wives soundtrack from 2004, composed by david arnold.
The stepford wives movie trailer 2004 nicole kidman. In the film, liberated females who are equal to, if not more powerful than their husbands and hold on to their own sexuality are murdered and changed with supposedly superior copies who supposedly embody perfection. For our purposes, i only watched the movie but did not read the 1972 satirical thriller it. We get some clips of other work theyve done as well as basic character notes. Please dont view this board as an endorsement of the stepford mindset. Lets get the elephant out of the room before we begin. Although time may have lent novel and original film more comic relief than original audiences experienced, the. The story concerns joanna eberhart, a photographer and young mother who suspects the frighteningly submissive housewives in her new idyllic connecticut neighborhood may be robots created by their husbands. The stepford wives movie locations on location tours. Joanna eberhart, a wildly successful president of a tv network, after a series of shocking events, suffers a nervous breakdown and is moved by her milquetoast of a husband, walter, from manhattan to the chic, upperclass, and very modern planned community of stepford, connecticut. Does anyone know if terry ferrell and andrew robinson ever exchanged notes about doing hellraiser movies while starring on ds9. Levi with a screenplay by bill bleich and starring barbara eden, don murray, tammy lauren, randall batinkoff and pat corley.
The stepford wives 2004 ending spoiler movie mistakes. The stepford wives 1975 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. See more ideas about wife movies, film and katherine ross. The stepford wives 2004 helping writers become authors. The general consensus in the mainstream press seems to be that, back. Instead of being a movie about the sexist tendencies of many men, the 2004 movie was more a mockery of highpowered women. Jun 11, 2004 the first stepford wives exploited the horror movie implications of this premise, rather than its comic possibilities. Joanna and walter eberhart move with their two children to the suburbs in the hope of a more comfortable. The 1975 stepford wives isnt a perfect movie, but it is a powerful one. Nicole kidman and bette midler in the stepford wives 2004 nicole kidman in the stepford wives 2004.
I remember listening to howard stern in the 1980s and 90s talking about his exwifes circle of long island friends as stepford wives among more colorful descriptors. A subversive and comic look at rampant consumerism and the quest for perfection, the stepford wives exposes what it really means to be human by looking beneath the perfect veneer of an idyllic community nestled in our very imperfect world. This is a horrible movie on a number of levels, but the structure doesnt. Ralph laurenmeetssherlock holmes, and points to the fact that most men. How does the 2004 remake of the stepford wives differ. The stepford wives is a stunning film, one that is a genre classic, and if you enjoy old school horror, then this is a must see film. The stepford wives, a comic reimagining of the 1975 suspense classic, follows the tale. Walter, from manhattan to the chic, upperclass, and very modern planned community of stepford, connecticut. The three versions of the stepford wives, the book, the 1975 movie, and the 2004 movie, all share a general plotline, but the 2004 movie took a completely different approach to the story. Chief among them is a grisly scene in which a main character is revealed to be a robot and his head detaches from his body while his wife cradles and kisses the head. Joanna eberhart kidman is a successful television network executive fired after a reality show disaster. The stepford wives original motion picture soundtrack. Its an enticing premise, an opening for wicked feminist satire, but the 1975 movie tilted toward horror instead of comedy.
It was directed by frank oz and featured nicole kidman, bette midler, matthew broderick, christopher walken, roger bart, faith hill, glenn close and jon lovitz. When at the mens association, mike wellington raises a glass and toasts stepford. Jun 10, 2004 the stepford wives not the troubled disaster that media reports have suggested it might be, yet nor do its oddly matched parts ever congeal into a fully formed creation. The stepford wives forbes, 1975 portrays the feminine condition in a bourgeois, patriarchal society boruzkowski, 1987. Matthew broderick also has a starring role, but its like the cheshire cat. The film stars nicole kidman, bette midler, glen close, christopher walken, faith hill, and the irrepressible roger bart as the obligatory gay man. Clue number two was the fact that, unlike the original movie, the stepford wives 2004 was billed as an out and out comedy. Additional scenes from the 2004 movie were filmed in bedminster, new jersey, with extras from surrounding communities. It was directed by frank oz from a screenplay by paul rudnick and stars nicole kidman, matthew broderick, bette midler, christopher walken, faith hill and glenn close. The stepford wives dreamworks animation wiki fandom. When the shot changes to show all the men, he is still doing it with his left hand.
Nicole kidman, bette midler, christopher walken, glenn close. A fifth of beethoven written and performed by walter murphy courtesy of thomas j. The film is based on the 1972 ira levin novel the stepford wives filmed the first time in 1975. It is the second in a series of sequels inspired by the 1972 novel and the original 1975 film the. Yes, this 2004 movie is different than the 1975 stepford wives. The only objectionable thing i could find that might offend some christians would be a scene involving all the wives of stepford getting together and discussing the use of acorns in the use of christmas. This is a horrible movie on a number of levels, but the. The stepford wives 28 movie clip clairobics 2004 hd. With nicole kidman, bette midler, matthew broderick, glenn close. Nicole kidman in particular makes a great horrorcomedy protagonist. The the stepford wives community note includes chapterbychapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. Oz and paul rudnick, the screenwriter, swerve maniacally in the.
Together they find out, much to their growing stupor andthen horror. This film is about a family who has to start their lives over again after the parents leave. Although time may have lent novel and original film more. Featuring an extraordinary cast, the stepford wives stars nicole kidman, matthew broderick, bette midler, christopher walken, faith hill and glenn close. The stepford wives appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the stepford wives.
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If you recall the original 1975 film, this remake takes on a more comical tone than the first and pulls it off quite nicely. The stepford wives is a 1975 american satirical horror film directed by bryan forbes, written by william goldman, and starring katharine ross, paula prentiss, and peter masterson. The stepford wives is a 2004 american sciencefiction black comedy film. How does the 2004 remake of the stepford wives differ from. Occasionally, some shots came across as a little soft and ill defined, but those caused only a few distractions. Joanna eberhart, a highpowered television executive, is fired from her job. Katharine ross stars as a city woman who moves with her husband to stepford and is startled by how perpetually happy many of the local women seem to be. Positive i was pleasantly surprised by the stepford wives. When the original stepford wives movie came out in 1975, it was met with resistance, protest, and boycott from feminists. The film is based on the 1972 ira levin novel the stepford wives. Joanna, her husband walter broderick and their family move to the seemingly perfect connecticut town of stepford.
The first stepford wives exploited the horror movie implications of this premise, rather than its comic possibilities. If you dont know it, stay away from the trailer, which gives it away. Ending spoiler for the stepford wives 2004, plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. Nicole kidman accepted the role in this film when she heard she would be working with frank oz she. Joanna eberhart, a highpowered television executive, is fired from her job after a contestant from one of her reality tv programs turns violent as a result of the experience. The stepford wives is a 2004 american sciencefiction horror comedy film. Stream free the stepford wives full movie online on marvel.
I enjoyed a lot of the actors and their performances in this film. Parents need to know that the stepford wives is a remake of a 70s horror film that goes for comedy rather than scares, yet still has some material within that may traumatize younger viewers. T he latest incarnation of the stepford wives, by ira levin rosemarys baby, is directed by frank oz and adapted by paul rudnick. The story concerns joanna eberhart, a photographer and young mother who suspects the frighteningly submissive housewives in her new idyllic connecticut neighborhood may be robots created by their husbands the book has had two feature film adaptations, both using the same title as the novel. Sydney pollacks 1993 john grisham thriller the firm about the small community secretly owned by the mob was in its way a far better update of the stepford wives. If ira levins 1972 novel and the 1975 film adaptation of the stepford wives. It was made by a different director and crew who all had a different vision for the story line. A subversive and comic look at rampant consumerism and the quest for perfection, the stepford wives exposes what it really means to be human by looking beneath. The 2004 remake of the stepford wives, while not the worst thing i have ever seen, certainly is bland and forgettable.
The stepford wives movie trailer 2004 nicole kidman, matthew. The stepford wivess inherent satire is illserved by bryan forbes stately direction, but william goldmans script excels as a damning critique of a. Joanna nicole kidman and her husband matthew broderick move to the beautiful upperclass suburb of stepford, where she soon starts to su. The film is a remake of the 1975 film of the same name. The stepford wives is a 1972 satirical thriller novel by ira levin. How does the 2004 remake of the stepford wives differ from the. The stepford wives depends for some of its effect on a plot secret that you already know, if youve been paying attention at any time since the. The secret to a stepford wife lies behind the doors of the mens association. Overview of stepford wives, the, 2004, directed by frank oz, with nicole kidman, matthew broderick, bette midler, at turner classic movies.
The stepford wives depends for some of its effect on a plot secret that you already know, if youve been paying attention at any time since the original film version was released in 1975. As a martha stewarttype, she only wants to make the world a pretty, genteel place, free from the strife of womens liberation. Released by lala land records in 2014 lllcd 1299 containing music from the stepford wives 2004. Strangely enough, the impeccably perfect bombshell women of stepford have no other interests than.
The stepford wives is a 2004 american scifi dramedy film. Another film titled the stepford wives was released in 2004. Bobbie is also the films mouthpiece on racism, as she notes the lack of. Oct 29, 2012 the stepford wives movie trailer 2004. The connection to the stepford wives bryan forbes unsettling 1975 flick with katharine ross, not the atrocious 2004 remake with nicole kidman is particularly strong. Jul 20, 2004 the fact that they had not was an early sign that the updated stepford wives was hardly making a serious attempt to deal with contemporary gender roles. The stepford wives on dvd november 9, 2004 starring nicole kidman, matthew broderick, roger bart, glenn close. The stepford wives 2004 soundtrack all movie soundtracks. Even the remake of the stepford wives movie in 2004 casts an older female character as the ultimate villain. Joanna gets fired from her tv production job, and her husband walter moves the family to stepford.1377 1649 175 787 1018 1255 1381 505 221 611 122 1088 205 118 1580 193 1377 733 1102 201 611 621 1186 943 969 886 1110 112 640 935 1092 1207 664 786 61 1261 1404 1193