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The First Wives Club

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The First Wives Club

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
performer:
Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, Elizabeth Berkley, Bronson Pinchot, Stockard Channing, Stephen Collins, Victor Garber, Marcia Gay Harden, Dan Hedaya, Sarah Jessica Parker, Maggie Smith
director:
Hugh Wilson
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C

An unsatisfying hodgepodge of women’s anthems and boomer nostalgia overwhelms the MOR collection The First Wives Club. Familiar ’60s chestnuts (”Think”) coexist uneasily with high-concept covers (Chantay Savage’s quiet-storm sleepwalk through the feminist classic ”I Will Survive”). Most cloying is Midler, Hawn, and Keaton’s take on Lesley Gore’s 1964 hit ”You Don’t Own Me”: While the unfunky divas may get laughs in theaters, listening to them on an album is scary. C

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