The Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives

"The wives of Stepford have a secret."
  • PG-13
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.3  (61,170)
  • 42

The Stepford Wives is a movie with elements of science fiction. The beginning focuses on a female producer of a reality TV show. Joanna, played by Nicole Kidman, produces a show where couples need to choose whether to stay with their current spouses or move on to someone new. When one spouse becomes upset with the choice of his partner he ends up shooting several people, which causes Joanna to lose her job and have a mental breakdown. Joanna's husband Walter, decides to create a better environment for his wife and children by moving them to a gated community. The community is made up of couples who adhere to stereotypical male and female roles. The men go off to work each day, while the women stay home. The women always dress nice and have their makeup expertly done. Joanna thinks the women are a bit odd until she meets her neighbor Bobbie, who is very outspoken and opinionated. Joanna and Bobbie become friends and band together to try to find out why the other women behave so submissively. The women in the community are led by Clair, who is married to the head of the Stepford community. She encourages Joanna to be more feminine to please her husband Walter. The men in the community hold meetings at a club which only allows male members. Joanna often questions Walter about what the men do at this club. On one occasion, Joanna and Bobbie decide to visit another woman in the community named Sarah. They enter the house and hear strange noises coming from the bedroom. On further investigation they discover Sarah is really a robot designed to look like a woman. This makes the other two women wary about what kind of community their husbands brought them to. A few days later, Joanna pays a visit to Bobbie, whose personality has been completely reversed. Joanna believes somehow she has been altered.

The Stepford Wives
Stepford Wives
Stepford Wives

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The Stepford Wives is a movie with elements of science fiction. The beginning focuses on a female producer of a reality TV show. Joanna, played by Nicole Kidman, produces a show where couples need to choose whether to stay with their current spouses or move on to someone new. When one spouse becomes upset with the choice of his partner he ends up shooting several people, which causes Joanna to lose her job and have a mental breakdown. Joanna's husband Walter, decides to create a better environment for his wife and children by moving them to a gated community.

The community is made up of couples who adhere to stereotypical male and female roles. The men go off to work each day, while the women stay home. The women always dress nice and have their makeup expertly done. Joanna thinks the women are a bit odd until she meets her neighbor Bobbie, who is very outspoken and opinionated. Joanna and Bobbie become friends and band together to try to find out why the other women behave so submissively. The women in the community are led by Clair, who is married to the head of the Stepford community. She encourages Joanna to be more feminine to please her husband Walter.

The men in the community hold meetings at a club which only allows male members. Joanna often questions Walter about what the men do at this club. On one occasion, Joanna and Bobbie decide to visit another woman in the community named Sarah. They enter the house and hear strange noises coming from the bedroom. On further investigation they discover Sarah is really a robot designed to look like a woman. This makes the other two women wary about what kind of community their husbands brought them to. A few days later, Joanna pays a visit to Bobbie, whose personality has been completely reversed. Joanna believes somehow she has been altered.

The Stepford Wives is a 2004 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3 and a MetaScore of 42.

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  • Release Date
    2004
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 33 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (61,170)
  • Metascore
    42