Stepford Wives, The (2004, USA) C-93m. ** D: Frank Oz. Starring Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Roger Bart, David Marshall Grant, Jon Lovitz, Faith Hill. Remake of the 1975 horror film becomes a satire on the picture-perfect suburban existence. Ousted network exec Kidman moves to Stepford with her husband Broderick and their two children, and soon learns that not everything is a neat and perfect as it seems. Watchable until the finale, which undermines film. This should have remained as serious as the original. Based on the novel by Ira Levin.


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