Movie Review: The Stepford Wives (2004)


My Rating: 3Stars

This afternoon I went to see the movie “The Stepford Wives ” at Broadway Cinema, Olympian City. Another one of the movies from my Must See Movies list.

I don’t know about you but I personally still cannot comfortably accept Matthew Broderick in any mature adult character. If you’re as old as I am, you will remember Broderick in his most famous role “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off“. In Stepford Wives Broderick plays Nicole Kidman’s character’s husband.

Stepford Wives is a movie with a subject matter that not many other movies had ever touched on. That is “the man behind the woman” idea. I do enjoy Ira Levin’s idea. Although I have not seen the 1975 version of the movie I do enjoy Paul Rudnick’s version of it for the screen.

The casting for this movie was perfect. Kidman had always been seen as a powerful woman (“Eyes Wide Shut“, “Birthday Girl“). I guess may be the casting director also have the same stereotyping for Broderick, in that case may be Broderick is the perfect cast for the role of “Walter Kresby”.

This is also one of the few movies with the most name-brand-dropping. Rudnick plays on the stereotypes of these brand names to enhance the characters they represents. One questionable mention was Microsoft. I wonder whether Apple Computers paid for the brand placement or was it done free by the studio.

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it on iTunes
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

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