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The First Wives Club

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1996
  • Hugh Wilson
  • 98 mins
  • PG

Summary

Comedy starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton. Middle-aged Brenda, Elise and Annie are reunited by the suicide of their old school friend Cynthia, who killed herself after discovering her husband's infidelity. The three women can easily relate to Cynthia's feelings of betrayal and team up to plot revenge on the men who spurned them.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Olivia Goldsmith's bestselling novel is turned into a hilarious film by Police Academy director Hugh Wilson. Hollywood divas Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton give sparkling performances as the three wealthy New Yorkers who are reunited by the suicide of an old schoolfriend, who killed herself after discovering her husband's infidelity. With their own partners running off with much younger women (including Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker and Showgirls star - or is that refugee - Elizabeth Berkley), the trio come together to exact revenge and gain financial control, with Midler stealing the show from her two co-stars as the most deliciously vicious of them all. Terrific stuff.

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Cast

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Elise Elliot AtchisonGoldie Hawn
Brenda Morelli CushmanBette Midler
Annie MacDuggan ParadiseDiane Keaton
Gunilla Garson GoldbergMaggie Smith
Shelly StewartSarah Jessica Parker
Morty CushmanDan Hedaya
Cynthia Swann GriffinStockard Channing
Bill AtchisonVictor Garber
Aaron ParadiseStephen Collins
Phoebe LaVelleElizabeth Berkley
Duarto FelizBronson Pinchot
Chris ParadiseJennie Dundas
Catherine MacDugganEileen Heckart
Dr Morris PackmanRob Reiner
Brett ArtounianTimothy Olyphant

Crew

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DirectorHugh Wilson

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Released on
1996-11-15
Languages
English | Italian | French
Guidance
Some swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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