On September 12th "The Women" will open in a movie theater near you. It's a remake of the l939 comedy featuring Joan Crawford,Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine and Paulette Goddard. The newer version stars Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Debra Messing, Jada Pickett Smith, and Annette Bening. The title of this film happens to be perfect because you won't be seeing any males on this big screen. You will hear about the men in their lives but you'll never actually catch a glimpse of one.
In the film, Mary Haines seems to have it all — a beautiful country home, a rich financier husband, an adorable 11-year daughter and a part-time career creating designing for her father's clothing company. Her best friend, Sylvie Fowler, leads another enviable life–as a happily single editor of a prominent fashion magazine, a possessor of a huge closet of designer clothes and a revered arbiter of taste and style poised on New York's cutting edge. But when Mary's husband enters into an affair with Crystal Allen, a sultry "spritzer girl" lurking behind the Saks Fifth Avenue perfume counter, all hell breaks loose. Mary and Sylvie's relationship is tested to the breaking point while their tight-knit circle of friends all start to question their own friendships and romantic relationships as well.
This is one of those films where you grab your best girlfriends and go have a good time. Haven't heard whether you'll need your tissues but take a handful just in case.