-
neumu
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 
-
-
--archival-captured-cinematronic-continuity error-daily report-datastream-depth of field--
-
--drama-44.1 khz-gramophone-inquisitive-needle drops-picture book-twinklepop--
-
Neumu = Art + Music + Words
Search Neumu:  



Cinematronic by Michael Snyder
Film
cinematronic
  The Stepford Wives cinematronic
  director

Frank Oz

cast

Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Glenn Close, Roger Bart, Jon Lovitz, Faith Hill

year

2004

rating rating cinematronic
  The remake of "The Stepford Wives," written by Paul Rudnick ("Addams Family Values") and directed by Frank Oz ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"), tries to amp up and hip up the darkly comic subtext of the creepy '70s sci-fi film of the same name. It's disappointing, as wacky renovations go. Taken from Ira Levin's horror novel, the premise remains the same: Shortly after a couple moves into a model suburban town, the wife notices that all the other women in the area are perfectly turned out and overly accommodating to their husbands. There's a sinister reason for this, which has a devastating impact on the newcomers. Oz is a skilled director, and he has an ace cast, headed by Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken and Glenn Close. They're all better than the material. Kidman is high-powered television exec Joanna, fired when her pet reality TV show ignites a tragedy. To start anew, her husband (Broderick) suggests a move from Manhattan to quaint Stepford. Joanna and a feisty author (Midler) are the only wives there who don't fit the happy-homemaker mode. They better watch out. Rudnick's script goes for easy social satire that hits early, and then begins to fall flat. His handling of the sci-fi aspects is inconsistent and undermines the movie's internal logic. It's up to the actors to salvage a few funny moments.  
cinematronic
cinematronic


recently 

I'm Not There / Love In The Time Of Cholera / Gone Baby Gone / Delirious / 2 Days In Paris /

more...




-
-snippetcontactsnippetcontributorssnippetvisionsnippethelpsnippetcopyrightsnippetlegalsnippetterms of usesnippetThis site is Copyright © 2003 Insider One LLC
-