• The Stepford Wives (2004)

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The Stepford Wives

Release Date: June 11th, 2004

DVD Release Date: November 9th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

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 Stepford. While Joanna's husband, Walter (Matthew Broderick), quickly warms up to their new town, she has a hard time adjusting to Stepford's manicured environs and the overly accommodating attitude of the area women. Soon Joanna begins to suspect that something is not right, and she tries to uncover Stepford's secret.

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Roger Bart, David Marshall Grant, Jon Lovitz

Director: Frank Oz

Genres: Dark comedy

Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions, Paramount Pictures, De Line Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Wife, Transformation, 2000s, Deception, Husband, Mystery, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    The star of this overachieving trifle is not Kidman, it's Paul Rudnick. The New York playwright and screenwriter ("In & Out") has taken a pair of dated watermarks from the '70s - Ira Levin's horror novel and its faithful 1975 movie adaptation - and turned them into a broad, feverishly fey parody. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Because the entire audience knows what's going on, the filmmakers hope to distract viewers from storytelling weaknesses with an urgent sense of style. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The 1975 movie tilted toward horror instead of comedy. Now here's a version that tilts the other way, and I like it a little better. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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