Specifics
USA [1996] - 103m
Genre
Comedy
Directed by
Hugh Wilson
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
The First Wives Club poster

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November 22, 2020

1.5*/5.0*

The precursor to Sex and the City, only with middle-aged women. Hell, it even has Parker (though in a smaller part). Another one of those men vs women stories that tried to be woke before it was even a thing. At least the writing was slightly better than many of the series and films that followed in its footsteps.

Elise, Brenda and Annie are old school friends who rekindle their bond at the funeral of a mutual friend. They're all divorced, left by their husbands for younger women. The three decide to form a little club and to get revenge of their exes for dumping them, the men won't know what hit them.

Hawn, Keaton and Midler struggle with their parts, the premise is annoying and director Wilson is there only in name. It's a very pedestrian film, but there are a few fun dialogues and at least the film is relatively short and decently paced. Not great, but it could've been worse still.