- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Closed-Caption
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Bette Midler &
Marcia Gay Harden,
Sarah Jessica Parker,
Bella Abzug &
Adam Schroeder &
Director of Photography:
Donald E. Thorin
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"What's the matter, Morty' Can't you buy her a full dress'"
- Brenda (BETTE MIDLER) to ex-husband Morty (DAN HEDAYA), in reference to the mini-dress worn by Morty's new wife.
"Don't get mad -- get evvvvverything."
- Ivana Trump (playing herself).
Rolling Stone - 10/03/1996
"...This witty revenge romp is sinfully satisfying....Irresistible fun..."
"...Midler, Hawn and Keaton are a refreshingly cohesive comedy combo with that indefinable thing known as screen chemistry..."
Reuniting for the funeral of a college classmate, three women of a certain age join forces to gain revenge on their youth-obsessed former husbands. A scathing satire of both society and Hollywood, adapted from the best-selling novel by Olivia Goldsmith.
Three former college chums -- vain Elise, brassy Brenda and wimpy Annie -- reunite after the death of a friend. Soon, the ladies discover that they've all been recently dumped by their smarmy husbands for younger, nubile women. The neurotic trio decide to band together and seek vengeance, using such bureaucratic methods as the IRS and the legal system. But their dogged efforts lead the femmes to break laws themselves. Lots of them.
So will revenge be sweet for these first wives' Or will they land in the slammer instead'
Black Comedy |
Social Issues |
Theatrical Release |
- Released theatrically in the USA September 20, 1996.
- Color by DuArt.
- Additional cast: Ari Greenberg (Jason Cushman).
- Copyright 1996 Paramount Pictures.