Film #22 of the Halloween 31
I had seen the Nicole Kidman remake of this film a while ago and I remember it being really cheesy, however, I was intrigued by the story. As such, when I watched it in a class, I knew what was going to happen, although this was a completely different approach on the story.
This is a surprisingly eerie film. The atmosphere is really well-built, with a good score and good cinematography to develop it. This doesn't keep the film from being a bit slow, though. It takes a while for the protagonist of the film to realize the problem, and during that time, not much character development is going on. A majority of the audience's sympathy for the protagonist forms after the conflict arises. There is some interesting satire, which serves as some good comedic relief, but the film is not the most eventful until the end. What holds the film together is its intellectual commentary and implications. This requires the audience to think about the message of the film, not its events.
So overall, "The Stepford Wives" is a rather well-made film, but it isn't the most interesting. Its philosophical commentary is what ended up keeping my interest.
The Stepford Wives
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch It?: DVD/Blu-Ray in a class.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Maybe.
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