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The First Wives Club (1996)

Director:
Hugh Wilson

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Førstekoneklubben

RUNNING TIME
102 minutes

Producer:
Scott Rudin
Screenwriter:
Robert Harling
Based on the novel by:
Olivia Goldsmith


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Elise Elliot Atchison Goldie Hawn ½
Annie MacDuggan Paradis Diane Keaton
Brenda Morelli Cushman Bette Midler
Morton Cushman Dan Hedaya -
Cameos Stockard Channing
Maggie Smith
-
Shelly Stewart Sarah Jessica Parker -
Duarto Feliz Bronson Pinchot -
Dr. Morris Packman Rob Reiner -
Cameo Heather Locklear -

 

Review

This spastic attempt at setting patriarchal organization structures right from a feminist perspective is neither particularly entertaining nor well-executed, despite the best efforts of the three energetic, middle-aged Hollywood stars Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler. The film offers them lots of screentime and material to work with, but the drama is too slight and the comedy too forced.

Copyright © 26.3.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: © 16.10.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)