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Year
1975
Runtime
115 min.
Director
Bryan Forbes
Genres
Sci-Fi, Mystery, Horror
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
10,859
Checks
4,084
Favs
148
Dislikes
30
Favs/checks
3.6% (1:28)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    In terms of premise, it's the science-fiction equivalent of Rosemary's Baby. In The Stepford Wives, a woman is also moving to a new place where the people are strange, and her controlling husband soon follows suit. Filled with an anxiety about losing oneself in a marriage and becoming an accessory to a successful husband, Joanna (Katharine Ross) makes a good feminist hero, bristling at the vapid subservience of the suburban wives around her, and trying to figure out the mystery of their "conversions". This is one of those movies that has since become iconic ("Stepford Wife" has passed into the English idiom), so the mystery's solution is well known. To the film's credit, it doesn't matter. There is such great care taken with with themes involved that there's plenty of interest along the way. Knowing what we do, an early scene with a teddy bear takes on great relevance, for example, and the set dressing is always thoughtful too. One of the great paranoid sf thrillers of the '70s. 3 years 1 month ago
  2. keivhendet's avatar

    keivhendet

    "Why? Because we can"

    Amazing movie, frighteningly realistic, still very relevant, unfortunately.
    May be even more relevant than ever.

    Also all the women are breathtakingly beautiful.
    5 years 2 months ago
  3. elcid's avatar

    elcid

    Consumerism at its best. 3 years 9 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #87 in Total Sci-Fi's The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies
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  2. This movie ranks #473 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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