• The Women (2008)

The Women

Release Date: September 12th, 2008

DVD Release Date: December 19th, 2008

PG-13 |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

Clothing designer Mary Haines (Meg Ryan) appears to have it all: a beautiful home in Connecticut, a successful husband, a lovely daughter, and the support of a close circle of friends -- led by magazine editor Sylvie Fowler (Annette Bening). When Mary learns her husband is cheating, her pals rally around her. But his infidelity does not compare to the betrayal Mary feels when Sylvie spills the beans about the affair to a gossip columnist she wants to hire for her magazine.

Cast: Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, Carrie Fisher, Cloris Leachman, Debi Mazar

Director: Diane English

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Jagged Films, Shukovsky English, Inferno Distribution

Distributors: Picturehouse

Keywords: Wife, Relationships, New York City, 2000s, Husband, Melodramatic, Office, Rivalry, Daughter, Friend, Marriage, Love, Friendship, Amusing, Touching

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    As a well-crafted, well-written and well-acted entertainment, it drew me in and got its job done. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The film repeatedly sacrifices dramatic punch for political correctness. show more

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    English wrangles her talent like a virtuoso. Best is Murphy Brown herself, Candice Bergen. show more

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