September 1996 Ι 1h 43min Ι Hugh Wilson
After 4 best friends graduate they all go their separate ways and starts to live four very different lives. Years later three of them are reunited because the fourth friend committed suicide. They begin to reconnect and realizes that they all had horrible husbands who left them for younger women. Instead of feeling sad, the three women decides that it’s time for revenge.
First and foremost I have to mention that suicide is not the way to go. If you feel unhappy you can always talk about it, please do call a helpline because you matter and remember that you are amazing no matter what.
So I wasn’t sure what to expect from this movie, I wasn’t even sure if this was a happy or depressing movie. I can say that it’s a little bit of both. The First Wives Club was a bit of a shaky movie for me, sometimes I really enjoyed it and sometimes I found it to be a tad tedious. The main story was very fun and entertaining, I do enjoy movies where the women get together for revenge. Not because I think revenge is the right way to go but because there is often a lot humor involved. I did find this movie to be very funny and a bit crazy. What I didn’t like however was the fact that it took a while before the movie really started and became interesting. The movie had a bit of a tough start. The comedy was however there.
We had three main characters in this movie and I have to say that I’m not very impressed with any of them. Elise was very nonchalant and felt a bit selfish. Annie couldn’t see the truth and was quite lame. Brenda, well I actually liked Brenda. She was confident and strong, maybe a bit of a drama queen from time to time but overall pretty okay. I think the whole cast was totally alright. I didn’t have any favorite character but that’s just fine. I do however feel like the story was of greater importance than the characters. The story stood out more and felt a lot more entertaining. I also really enjoyed the ending, it was truly a perfect ending. It’s overall a very entertaining and interesting movie and I enjoyed it. Probably wouldn’t watch it again but it wasn’t a bad movie.
My rating: 5,9/10 💁