The Women (2008) Movie Review Summary

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Mary Haines lives with her husband and their daughter, Molly. Her best friend finds out that Mary's husband is cheating when she goes from a manicture at Saks but is reluctant to tell Mary. But then Mary goes for a manicure with the same manicurist and finds out the information herself. Mary decides to take a vacation to think and comes back to confront the woman and then asks her husband for a divorce.
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Mary's friends rally around her to help her in this hard time, but when her friend Sylvie is faced with losing her job, she makes a deal with a local gossip columnist to confirm what is happening with Mary. Mary ends their friendship. But Mary's daughter starts to confide in Sylvie due to Mary withdrawing from life.

Mary ends up fired from her job, gets a makeover and decides to open a clothing line with a loan from her mother. She gets her life back in order and repairs her relationship with her daughter and reunites with Sylvie. While Mary has many things going on throughout the movie, the main story has to do with friends who are always there no matter what is going on. A true friend will be there even after you have had a fight and will forgive you with no questions asked.

Based on a play by Clare Boothe Luce

Best part of story, including ending: I liked how the women have all known each other for a long time and they are willing to help the other out with whatever they need.

Best scene in story: When they confront the lady that Mary's husband is cheating on her with at her job, the Saks perfume counter.

Opinion about the main character: Mary ends up coming out of her funk and decides to follow in her dreams.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Woman/class/friends story?    -   women's (plural) story

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   business executive Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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