The Women

The Women

Available on iTunes, HBO Max
The Women whisks us into a busy pocket of Manhattan. At the centre of the tale is Mary Haines (Ryan), a thoroughly modern woman suddenly confronted with an age-old dilemma: a cheating husband. Mary appears to have it all: a beautiful home, a lovely 12-year old daughter, a successful Wall Street husband, and a career as a fashion designer. One thing Mary can always count on is the wonderful company of her girlfriends, Sylvie (Bening), the impeccably chic editor of a major fashion magazine, Edie (Messing), eccentric mother of five and Alex (Pinkett Smith), author and forthright glamour-puss. The ladies swiftly rally to Mary's side upon learning of her husband's infidelity at the hands of a backstabbing shopgirl. The trouble resides at Saks Fifth Avenue, with the store's resident gold-digger, a perfume "spritzer girl" named Crystal Allen (Mendes). So these funny, enterprising and very protective women take matters into their own hands... A comedy of both style and substance, The Women is a witty, fast-paced and emotional look at all things female and explores the true meaning of friendship. Behind every beautiful woman are her best friends.
Starring Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes
Director Diane English