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The First Wives Club (Blu-ray) review

The First Wives Club (Blu-ray) review
« on: July 03, 2022, 05:15:03 PM »

Studio: Paramount
Release Date: June 28, 2022
 Rating: PG
 Film:  3/5
 Loaded with snappy one-liners, great physical gags, and a healthy dose of satire, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB tells the story of three Manhattanites with more than a longtime friendship in common—they’ve all been dumped by their husbands for newer, curvier models.  Determined to turn their pain into gain, justice isn’t about getting mad, it’s about getting everything. 
My Thoughts
This is generally the type of film I don’t request for review, but my wife happened to see it pop up in my email and wanted to see it again. It’s hard to believe we watched this 26 years ago and while I had mostly forgotten about it, my wife remembered a lot of scenes. Maybe that’s why we’re still married—it’s out of self-preservation because I think she’d use this film as a roadmap on how to make me pay for leaving her!
I was a bit surprised to see this be included in the Paramount Classics (#32) line of films, but I guess it’s a classic to some people. Regardless, the presentation is quite good and it is the first time the film has been released on Blu-ray.  
Video 4/5 (AVC)

 Audio 4/5 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
 Special Features:
  • Filmmaker Focus with Screenwriter Robert Harling
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Movies Anywhere Digital Copy


 I’d be lying if I said the film didn’t make me laugh a time or two. It’s mostly harmless and the three main stars have great chemistry, even if I can’t stand Bette Midler as a human being. On the plus side, I scored some points with my wife by watching this with her, so maybe I’ll be able to add an extra action film or two to our watch queue!      

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Re: The First Wives Club (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2022, 05:30:10 PM »
Thanks for the review and taking this one for the team! :)
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Re: The First Wives Club (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2022, 08:18:51 AM »
Thanks for the review and taking this one for the team! :)
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