The Stepford Wives (2004)



Critic Consensus: In exchanging the chilling satire of the original into mindless camp, this remake has itself become Stepford-ized.

Movie Info

Stepford has a secret: all of the wives are way too perfect, and all of the husbands are way too happy. "The Stepford Wives," a comic re-imagining of the 1975 suspense classic, follows the tale that unfolds when a young couple moves from Manhattan to the upper-class suburb of Connecticut. Once there, they soon discover that the Stepford men are replacing their wives with compliant robots.

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, thematic material and language)
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Rudnick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 9, 2004
Box Office: $59.3M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


as Joanna Eberhard

as Walter Kresby

as Bobbie Markowitz

as Claire Wellington

as Mike Wellington

as Roger Bannister

as Jerry Harmon

as Dave Markowitz

as Peter Kresby

as Kimberly Kresby

as Sarah Sunderson

as Herb Sunderson

as Beth Peters

as Stan Peters

as Charmaine Van Sant

as Ted Van Sant

as Carol Wainwright

as Ed Wainwright

as Marianne Stevens

as Vic Stevens

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as Helen Devlin

as Heather

as Hank

as `I Can Do Better' Ho...

as Adam Markowitz

as Ben Markowitz

as Max Markowitz

as Tonkiro

as Security Guard

as Security Guard

as `Balance of Power' H...

as Himself

as Stepford Guard

as Square Dance Musicia...

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as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for The Stepford Wives

All Critics (183) | Top Critics (44)

To paraphrase Paul Rudnick's Premiere magazine movie-critic alter ego, Libby Gelman-Waxner: It's flat, cold, fork-resistant and tasteless, if you ask me.

Full Review… | June 24, 2004
New York Observer
Top Critic

It glides by on the notion that there is little that is still frightening about being an American woman. I wish I could say it was a premise whose time had come.

Full Review… | November 19, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Comedic remake of '70s horror movie has sex humor.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
Common Sense Media

There's not a single redeeming feature in this colossal over-budgeted waste of time...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

As comedies go, it's actually fairly funny, albeit in a light, superficial way which either hides or exposes the fact that the plot is a thick tangle of mutual contradictions.

October 11, 2006
Christianity Today

The remake of The Stepford Wives is the gayest major motion picture ever made - and remember, I saw Troy.

Full Review… | April 1, 2005
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Audience Reviews for The Stepford Wives

Weird film. Creepy how they controlled them like that and it was a great fictional story.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

The 1975 version is much better, but this version really surprised me. I had low expectations, but overall I enjoyed it. It's silly and cheesy in some parts, but it still has enough of the creepy elements to keep the audience interested. I prefer the dark mood of the old version more, but I thought the satire in this film was good. A different interpretation of the story is all. A good adaptation, overall. Very funny, i recommend it.

Jameson Worley

Super Reviewer

Aside from a decent cast, this is a train wreck of a film. It is completely unmemorable and has little meaning aside from cheap laughs. It attempts to be a comedy, a horrible decision on the film maker's part. It could've been a decent remake, but it just became a failure. They just had no respect for the source material or the horror aspect. The feminism is too obvious and overdone. There is no real threat, it all seems to work out fine in the end. The husbands seem more like victims themselves rather than pathetic losers trying to make servant wives.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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