The First Wives Club

Published September 30, 2020

The First Wives Club

Film info

  • Title The First Wives Club
  • Director Hugh Wilson
  • Year 1996
  • Run time 1hr 42m
  • Genre Comedy
  • Tagline Don't get mad. Get everything

Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton portray mid-life Manhattanites who ahve more than a longtime friendship in common. After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, each has been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it really huts - in the wallet!

Live blog

Time Comment
5:26 Aww Stockard… don’t do it! Wondered why her name wasn’t in the credits.
8:28 “Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.”
11:41 Dame Maggie just lights up a screen even with so many other incredible women.
14:42 Staying in touch with people is hard!
16:09 “I’m holding him back because I won’t go rollerblading.”
24:20 There are SO many famouses in this film!
32:49 Wow, she learned to let her anger out. He deserves far worse.
40:22 “Come on dad, how about a little nepotism?”
46:36 I don’t really understand why they need a building.
54:10 Not a fan of that wobbly staircase. Or the indoor water feature.
1:01:24 Their plan is just genius.
1:12:56 Wow, the most 90s song in the world just started.
1:18:37 “Bill is so wrong, you are not Satan.”
1:21:20 “Wake up and smell the audit.”
1:30:52 Aww, the Crisis Centre is a great idea.
1:39:12 You don’t own me. Great song.


This was such a good film! I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of it before, and only watched it because it keeps popping up in ‘people who watched this also watched…’ searches. Three brilliant women joining forces to take revenge - but even better than that, the ending was fab that it wasn’t about revenge but about making things better for the future.

The way the three interacted was great - very different people coming together because of something in common, and growing and changing and learning to love each other. Along with the main trio, there were so many other famous faces to spot, every scene was a surprise.

Just loved it and already want to watch it again.

Rating: 5 / 5

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