Release: 11 Jun. 04
|The Stepford Wives
BY: DAVID PERRY
More likely to cause audience members to scratch their heads
in confusion than to really make a mark on any form of social, political, or
artistic statement, The Stepford Wives remake clashes amid its pastel home
decorations with plot holes the size of Boston’s Big Dig. Here’s a film that
creates the façade of one reality, establishing the existence of a plot by
the men of Stepford, Connecticut, to make the perfect housewives out of
their spouses (including one gay man), and then throws everything to the
wind at the end likely because it made the film’s climactic scene shorter.
This is a film in which no one could have read the script after writing it
or watched the film after making it -- the story’s continuity would be easy
to comment on if it were existent.
|©2004, David Perry, Cinema-Scene.com, 11 June 2004|