Thursday, September 11, 2008

Women for Women

So, who's up for The Women, which opens Friday?  (And no, I'm not expecting any yays from the fellas!) 

I've been interested in this project for a while now.  It's an update/remake of a classic 1939 film that famously featured an all-female cast. It's written and directed by Diane English, best known for helming episodes of a classic TV series about a kick-ass woman -- Murphy Brown.  It stars some pretty heavy-hitting, awesome middle-age actresses, including Annette Bening, Meg Ryan, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith and Carrie Fisher. Oh, not to mention Murphy Brown herself, Candice Bergen! And, best of all, it supposedly forgoes the bitchiness and back-stabbing behavior in the original in favor of more supportive, balanced relationships between the gals. 

Natch, it's been garnering some mighty negative reviews.  Still, I'm planning to hit the theater with a couple of girlfriends soon.  Women, unite! 


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