Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

The First Wives Club (1996)

Directed by Hugh Wilson

Starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton


A comedy essentially about feminist empowerment. A sneaky line to walk, as questionable moral stances can be masked with laughs. There are perhaps some double standards at play here. Would love to see how a “The First Husbands Club” movie would work, where men punish and blackmail and humiliate their wives after divorce.

An incredible number of familiar faces in this cast. Narration was reminiscent of “Sex and the City”, which started airing two years later. Coincidence that Sarah Jessica Parker was in this one?

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