The Stepford Wives
On Monday night I went to the movies to see The Stepford Wives starting: Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Glenn Close, Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken. The movie was a waste of their acting talents, but I was intrigued by the whole concept of living in a picturesque town where everyone had a perfect marriage with beautifully behaved kids. While it might be fun initially, thinking life would be pretty boring after awhile without any kind of conflict or drama that you would find in a typical family. Plus, who wants a spouse that you treat as a slave? I know I don’t and I sure don’t want a man who wants me to be his slave. I want a marriage where I’m an equal partner in the relationship; not one where the person who makes the most money gets to make all the decisions for the family.
Speaking of marriages, another of my friends got engaged recently. We took her to dinner at Bistro Campagne earlier tonight to celebrate. I’m totally excited for her because she met the perfect guy for her. She just glows when she talks about him. You know, sorta like what I do when I talk about a certain person known here as Racquetball Guy. But hey, I can’t think of the future. Right now I’d just like to be in the same State as him for more than 24 hours.
June 28, 2004 at 4:35 am
I haven’t watched this new version. I’m not sure I’ll drop $8 to see it in the theaters actually. After the onslaught of remakes in theaters over the last few years, you’d think there were few new stories being brought to the attention of Hollywood producers.
The original though, was witty, satirical look at “perfection” and the costs associated with it.