The stepford wives was first made into a film in 1975. The majority of the film was shot in darien and new canaan, both in connecticut, but on location tours features the cnn studios in the time warner center at columbus circle, which were used in the stepford wives as the workplace of main character joanna eberhart in the beginning of the film. Its an allnew, lowiq version of bryan forbess 1975 movie of the ira levin bestseller about the. The film is based on the ira levin novel the stepford wives filmed the first time in 1975. The stepford wives 2004 film wikipedia republished. At the premiere of the original stepford wives in 1975, the films director bryan forbes was assaulted with an umbrella by a woman he described as a militant libber. Its an enticing premise, an opening for wicked feminist satire, but the 1975 movie tilted toward horror instead of comedy. What does it take to become a stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief. The stepford wives ist eine us amerikanische filmkomodie aus dem jahr 2004. The stepford wives is a 1975 american satirical horror film directed by bryan forbes, written by william goldman, and starring katharine ross, paula prentiss, and peter masterson. I enjoyed a lot of the actors and their performances in this film.
The 2004 remake of the stepford wives, while not the worst thing i have ever seen, certainly is bland and forgettable. In it, joanna eberhart, her husband walter, and their two young children move from new york city to the eponymous connecticut commutertown. All of the wives are the perfect, sex kitten model type. Find out where the stepford wives 2004 is streaming, if the stepford wives 2004 is on netflix, and get news and updates, on decider. Discover stepford wives locations in norwalk, connecticut. The stepford wives depends for some of its effect on a plot secret that you already know, if youve been paying attention at any time since the original film version was released in 1975.
If you dont know it, stay away from the trailer, which gives it away. The stepford wives 2004 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. The stepford wives is a 2004 american sciencefiction horror comedy film. The film is based on the ira levin novel the stepford wive. The stepford wives adalah sebuah film komedi horor fiksi ilmiah amerika serikat tahun 2004. The film is a remake of the 1975 film of the same title. The men in this movie are truly awful matthew broderick has lost his spark and christopher walken sleep walks through yet another evil personna with only.
It was directed by frank oz from a screenplay by paul rudnick and stars nicole kidman, matthew broderick, bette midler, christopher walken, faith hill and glenn close. The stepford wives nicole kidman stars as joanna eberhart, a highpowered tv executive who is fired after the victim of one of her reality shows goes on a shooting rampage. Its plot follows a woman who relocates with her husband and children from new york city to the connecticut community of stepford, where she comes to find the women live unwaveringly subservient lives to their husbands. Dressing the postfeminist stepford wife the new york times. Her paucity of spirit is odiously illustrated during the first five minutes of the stepford wives. Film tersebut berdasarkan pada novel ira levin the stepford wives. Second and thirdwave feminist values and culture in the. Jeanette winterson on what the stepford wives says about. Directed by 1 writing credits 2 cast 101 produced by 7 music by 1 cinematography by 1 film editing by 1 casting by 2 production design by 1 art direction by 1 set decoration by 1 costume design by 1 makeup department 35 production management 1 second unit director or. The stepford wives, a comic reimagining of the 1975 suspense classic, follows the tale that unfolds when a young couple moves from manhattan to the upperclass suburb of connecticut. The stepford wives is a 2004 american scifi dramedy film. The film is a remake of the 1975 film of the same name. The robotic reveal of the original was the films shocking surprise ending. Stepford wives locations norwalk, connecticut atlas.
The 1975 stepford wives also retains the whitewashed quality of secondwave feminism. Take one of these unique, guided new york city bus. The stepford wives is a 2004 american sciencefiction black comedy film. Stepford, also known as stepford village, is the idyllic, modernday suburban connecticut town in the united states of america and it is home to its iconic and creepily beatific and biomechanical housewives publicly dubbed the stepford wives. The stepford wives is a 2004 american sciencefiction comedy film. This film is a departure from other versions of the stepford wives in that it is a comedy although the feminist themes are still present. The stepford wives 2004 pl lektor video dailymotion. Occasionally, as in the films clever, cautionary view of gay marriage, you might intuit a crackle of genuine satire, but for the most part the stepford wives is as cheerful and inoffensive as. Yes, this 2004 movie is different than the 1975 stepford wives. In this tail, a modern family from manhattan moves to the small town of stepford. The stepford wives video 2004 documentary short in this tail, a modern family from manhattan moves to the small town of stepford. The film is a remake of the 1975 film of the same name, which in. Walken presents a secret instructional film about how the stepford wives are surgically changed, its explicitly modelled on a kind of grainy, flickering highschool movie. Even if you hadnt seen the film, you knew what a stepford wife was.
When ira levin wrote the stepford wives, the satiric novel on which the horror film was later based, he imagined that the technologically nefarious husbands who populated his. Yes, the people behind the 2004 version of the stepford wives saw a story about violence against women and an unthinkable backlash to feminism and thought. Check out the official the stepford wives 2004 trailer starring nicole. The stepford wives 28 movie clip clairobics 2004 hd. Even a minuscule deviation from those specific coordinates can dismantle the films intent. The 2004 joanna goes from network exec to stepford bobo. Julie kavner appearing in revenge of the stepford wives, considering her more famous role as marge simpson, who also gave up her dreams of being more than just a housewife and is considered a stepford smiler by many.
The stepford wives, a comic reimagining of the 1975 suspense classic, follows the tale. The stepford wives started life as a 1972 novel by ira levin. Mansion and shopping center used in the 1975 film the stepford wives. I remember a woman refusing to go on the pill because she feared doing another stint as a mindless, busty stepford wife. The stepford wives is a 2004 american black comedyscience fiction film. It was made by a different director and crew who all had a different vision for the story line. The stepford wives is a 2004 american science fiction film. Ira levins bestselling novel about a town where great wives arent born but made gets a second screen adaptation in this darkly satirical comedy drama. Joanna becomes friends with fellow new arrival bobbie markowe, as the two of them also become.
The one thing i really liked about this film is that its got christopher. Ask the stepford husbands, whove created this hightech, terrifying little town. The social critique of the novel and even the original film becomes mired in the 2004 remakes selfconsciousness, turning. Film tersebut disutradarai oleh frank oz dari skenario karya paul rudnick dan menampilkan nicole kidman, matthew broderick, bette midler, christopher walken, faith hill dan glenn close. How does the 2004 remake of the stepford wives differ from the.
It was directed by frank oz from a screenplay by paul rudnick and stars nicole. The stepford wives depends for some of its effect on a plot secret that you already know, if youve been paying attention at any time since the. The stepford wives movie trailer 2004 nicole kidman, matthew. The stepford wives 2004 movies, tv, celebs, and more. Nicole kidman in particular makes a great horrorcomedy protagonist. September 12, 2004 absent the suspense and satirical thrust of its predecessor, the stepford wives is a starstudded, softcentered piece of whimsy. That the film does not exploit this opportunity consistently, slipping into ineffective horror and even melodrama before it concludes, reflects the difficulty of updating the stepford wives for a contemporary audience.
The stepford wives dvd, 2004, widescreen collectors edition. Check out the official the stepford wives 2004 trailer starring nicole kidman. The stepford wives was first made into a film in 1975, and while it was a middling success, it spun off a series of sequels and the premise entered. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival. The stepford wives dreamworks animation wiki fandom. How does the 2004 remake of the stepford wives differ. Originally conceived as a horror film, the stepford wives is now being. This is a genre that demands a very specific checklist of elements for a film to qualify for this category. The film is most interesting where it updates the original tale of dull rich men who seek docility, subservience, and everyouthful wives, adding a.956 1485 991 588 465 365 656 442 830 862 1275 1379 784 465 698 808 696 847 325 684 134 1246 247 809 114 123 769 1192 1161 678 1152 925 323 791 1068 1105 667 1315 1383 906 502 1221 422 1349 401 1309 303 1152 250