You want a movie that there are no men at all? This is it, ‘The Women’. Playing in this movie among others are Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, and Jada Pinkett Smith. If you see the cast, you won’t find any men’s names in it. It’s a drama comedy (more like drama actually) movie which tells a story of a group of college friends, Mary (Meg Ryan), Sylvie (Annette Bening), Edie (Debra Messing), and Alex (Jada Pinkett Smith). One day Mary finds out that her husband, Steven (you won’t see his face nor hear his voice in this movie though), is having an affair with a perfume sales girl, Crystal (Eva Mendes). The story then flows on how her girl friends react about this, how Mary’s daughter affected by her parents being split, and how Mary’s mother tries to find a way to solve this. Mary then joins a retreat, and meets Leah (Bette Midler) and she simply asks Mary about what Mary wants in her life. Mary is like being snapped and awaken from that moment on, and begins to pursue what her dream is, becoming a fashion designer. Will she accomplish her dream and get her hubby back? What about her relationship with her daughter who thinks Mary is not a good mother? And how is the girl friends bond at the end?
The story is simple, the premise is simple. The story path goes on smoothly and logic, though the only illogical is that there is no men present at all (which is bothering me from the beginning). It’s just like, where is Mary’s hubby when she needs him to support her on her first fashion show? Or when her daughter needs him? Oh yeah, again I was reminded that the title is ‘The Women’. So men’s presence doesn’t have a meaning at all. We could only hear Mary’s husband Steven, or Edie’s husband from the other characters. Even when Edie gives birth to her latest child, her husband is not there. Now, that’s funny (I mean, odd). Other than that, I should give credits to Meg Ryan and Annette Bening who I think, they have played their characters with so much emotions involved. The image and audio is good, and I found no faults with these. The soundtrack is great (it makes me carried away with the characters’ emotions when the soundtrack is on), it really matches every scenes. The message is quite clear, and is well conveyed. True friendship lasts forever; achieve what you want to achieve in your life. A good movie not to be missed~!