The First Wives Club (1996)



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Three middle-aged women from the class of '69 gather to mourn the loss of another classmate who killed herself after her husband left her. They realize that they are in similar circumstances and decide to seek revenge on their conniving husbands who cheated them and left them for younger women.

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Harling
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 1, 1998
Paramount Home Video


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as Elise Elliot Atchiso...

as Annie MacDuggan Para...

as Morty Cushman

as Cynthia Swann Griffi...

as Bill Atchison

as Gunilla Garson Goldb...

as Duarto Feliz

as Phoebe LaVelle

as Chris Paradise

as Catherine MacDuggan

as Gil's wife

as Aaron Paradise

as Dr. Leslie Rosen

as Uncle Carmine

as Dr. Morris Packman

as Gil Griffin

as Jason Cushman

as Herself

as Himself

as Mr. Christian

as Ms. Sullivan

as Man in Bed

as Woman in Bed

as Mark Loest

as Eric Loest

as Mohammed

as Newscaster

as Brett Artounian

as Maurice

as Federal Marshall

as Federal Marshall

as Broadway Director

as The Cantor

as Contractor

as Elise's Fan

as Jilted Lover

as Chris's Friend

as Young Brenda

as Young Elise

as Young Annie

as Young Cynthia

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Critic Reviews for The First Wives Club

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (17)

Diane Keaton is at her best here, Goldie Hawn has never been this good, and we know going in that Bette Midler is virtually tailored to a raucous farce about the sweet revenge of spurned spouses.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Funny film with the three leads in top form.

November 2, 2005
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Suprisingly funny lighthearted comedy dealing with divorce. Lackluster conclusion, but good "feel good" tone.

July 14, 2003

Audience Reviews for The First Wives Club

Funny comedy about how first wives get their own back on their husbands. When their friend dies they want to support other women.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

loved this chick flick! is revenge sweet? hell yeah these chicks kick ass!!!!

♥Robyn M♥

Super Reviewer

"Ladies, you have to be strong and independent, and remember, don't get mad, get everything."

Cherry Darling

Super Reviewer

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