Christopher Walken

Re-Watch: The Stepford Wives (2004)

Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives (2004)


Frank Oz


Nicole Kidman

Bette Midler

Matthew Broderick

Roger Bart


What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who’ve created this high-tech terrifying little town, in a very modern comedy-thriller.


There are plot holes in this movie. They refer to the wives as robots and machines, yet all Walter had to do was override their programming and they were back to themselves. That makes me think they were just controlled by the chips, but if that’s the case then how was that one an ATM? Or how did that other throw sparks? See plot holes.

I don’t care. I still enjoy it. The women are over exaggerated personalities, both before and after the change. You’ve got these women that are 110% focused on their career and then that focus and intensity is switched to their homes and family. Honestly I think it’s funny, but I’m probably weird.

As long as I’m being honest, there’s a part of me that would like to be a Stepford wife. I’d love to cook and clean and take care of my husband and be happy with only that. Instead I want to spend time watching movies, reading, and writing. As well as all that other stuff. There are just too many things that I want to do for my house to ever be that clean or meals to always be prepared from scratch.

So I watch this movie and it shows that extremes are probably not a good idea. I don’t want to be a career obsessed bitch or a Betty Homemaker. I will settle for somewhere in between.