Monday, October 04, 2004

Stepford Wives


(1975) ****

Loved it. A happy couple moves out of the city to the pleasant suburb known as Stepford. On he surface everyone is happy but on closer inspection, the women of Stepford seem almost vacant and robotic. We all know what's really going on here but it is a joy to see how it plays out. Katharine Ross is excellent as the wife that watches her
husband slowly distance himself from her after joining a men's club. She refuses to accept this way of life and watches in horror as one free thinking woman at a time is replaced by a cheerful robot. It's the perfect type of movie - 70's, funny, satirical and scary. Men are bastards.

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