Women Has Little to Like

Stale stereotypes abound in update of '30s satire
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2008 3:56 PM CDT

(Newser) – The modern update of 1930s socialite satire The Women is meeting scorn from critics. Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, and the rest of the big-name cast do their best, Peter Travers writes in Rolling Stone, but they struggle "with a script that resists being crowbarred into the 21st century."

The razor-sharp characters have been "softened into chick-flick cliches," Rafer Guzman writes in Newsday, but the film "seems more retrograde than the original" despite the facelift for the 21st century. "Sex and the City: The Movie comes out on DVD in a week and a half," Elizabeth Weitzman writes in the New York Daily News. "Save your time, and your money, for the real thing."