THE OBENSON REPORT

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The Women - Trailer

On the heels of Sex and the City... :o) The main reason why I'm posting this is because Jada Pinkett Smith and Lynn Whitfield are in it! I guess Jada found time to star in this film while assuming writing and directing duties for her auteur debut, The Human Contract.

The film is called The Women and stars lots of women including: Annette Bening, Bette Midler, Debra Messing, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, and the aforementioned Jada Pinkett Smith. Lynn Whitfield has a smaller role in it.

The story centers on a group of gossipy, high-society women who spend their days at the beauty salon and haunting fashion shows. The sweet, happily-wedded Mary Haines (Meg Ryan) finds her marriage in trouble when shop girl Crystal Allen (Eva Mendes) gets her hooks into Mary's man. Naturally, this situation becomes the hot talk amongst Mary's catty friends, especially the scandalmonger Sylvia Fowler (Annette Bening), who has little room to talk - she finds herself on a train to Reno and headed for divorce right after Mary.

It's scheduled for a September 2008 release.

Here's the trailer:

2 comments:

  1. UK Black Chick aka Wendy said...
     

    LOL! Yep, even has a SATC feel to it. Wonder how well it will do though. Devil Wears Prada was based on a popular book (never read the book and didn't dig the film too much - it was alright, but...) and SATC on a popular TV series.

    Given the success of the aforementioned films, they better crank up the marketing machine for this one and chase those female dollars everyone now knows are out there in abundance!

    Looks like some nice, chic-flick fun, alhtough I can't help wondering how it is that Ms Pinket-Smith is the oh-so-very-BBF to a bunch of older white women...

    Wait, one of my best friends is a half white, half burmese woman who's 18 years older them me... Maybe we'll go and see it!

    :D

  2. The Obenson Report said...
     

    Jada's appearance did seem very BBF-ish, and foreign. But we'll see... well, I probably won't see, since I have no interest in seeing it, but others will see, and I'm sure others will review it...

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