• Publication date: November 26, 2011

Sometimes you have to lose everything to find yourself The Women: The Bright Side of Tragedy

With a female director, an all female cast and hundreds of female extras, The Women is a movie made by women for women and is about a tightly knit group of girlfriend�s lives as they each face their own unique set of trials and tribulations with not a single man seen throughout the entire film, an attribute famously unique to the 1939 original.

With a female director, an all female cast and hundreds of female extras, The Women is a movie made by women for women and is about a tightly knit group of girlfriend�s lives as they each face their own unique set of trials and tribulations with not a single man seen throughout the entire film, an attribute famously unique to the 1939 original.

The movie centers around Mary Haines, a successful clothing designer and happily married mother of an 11-year old girl. Her husband, Steven seems to be an ideal companion; their relationship has survived more than a decade � a notable feat for a professional couple in the 21st century.

But Mary�s marital bliss comes to an abrupt end when one of her closest girlfriends, Sylvie discovers that Steven is having an affair with a stunning perfume spritzer named Crystal.

Candice Bergen plays Mary�s mother, Catherine Frazier who advises her daughter not to confront her husband or his lover; despite Catherine�s advice, Mary eventually confronts both parties.

While Steven�s affair is undoubtedly troubling for Mary, another betrayal wounds her with equal or greater pain. In a desperate attempt to rejuvenate her fledging career, her best friend provides a tabloid journalist with juicy details regarding Steven�s extramarital affair.

Mary ends their friendship without hesitation but Sylvie regrets her disloyalty and continues a motherly relationship with Mary�s daughter, Molly.

Mary�s other girlfriends include Edie, who is addicted to pregnancy and Alex, an alluring lesbian. With her friends� moral support, and her mother�s economic backing, Mary�s misfortunes become the catalyst for personal freedom as she discovers her true calling in life.

Simultaneously, Mary must not only resolve her conflicts with Steven and Sylvie, but also reach out to her emotionally abandoned daughter.

�The Women� was a box office success grossing over $48 million worldwide. It is rated PG-13 for sex-related material, language, some drug use and brief smoking.

Year: 2008

Duration: 115 mins

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Starring:

Meg Ryan

Annette Bening

Eva Mendes

Jada Pinkett Smith

Debra Messing

Bette Midler

Candice Bergen

Debi Mazar

Directed by: Diane English