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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: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

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

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  • Only Close, in a majestically, maniacally brittle demonstration of Stepford overdrive, has the courage to show how nutty the pursuit of domestic perfection is. In this mess of a film, she is perfection. show more

  • 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

  • A pitiful shambles of a remake, The Stepford Wives might have qualified as a rethinking of the 1975 original if there were any trace of coherent thought in the finished product.

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