The Stepford Wives (2004 film)

The Stepford Wives (Original Title: The Stepford Wives ) is an American comedy film from 2004, The plot is based on the novel The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin in 1972, of having been in 1975 under the same title. Katharine Ross was filmed.


Joanna Eberhart, a successful but ruthless producer of television shows, is released. She and her husband Walter Kresby move to Stepford, in a gated community. Surprised, they note that in the place most wives accept their traditional role without contradiction. There seems to be only a few exceptions such as the writer Bobbie Markowitz.

The stated by the charismatic Mike Wellington men meet in a club is admitted to the Walter soon. Mike tells him the secret: The real wives were transformed into cyborgs and are controlled by microchips in their brains like robots.

Walter Kresby destroyed the headquarters, which controls the cyborgs, what the women return to their free will. It turns out that Mike Wellington is a robot that was built by Claire Wellington, who dreamed of a perfect world. The women take power in place and let their husbands do housework.


Peter Travers compared the film in the Rolling Stone magazine on 10 June 2004 with the novel adaptation of 1975, which he considered as much better. He described the film as a mindless terror ( clever- free terror ). Travers only praised the portrayal of Bette Midler.

Focus on film writes: " ... Only the occupation of the protagonist with Oscar - winner Nicole Kidman ( The Hours ) and almost all other high-profile roles has failed, which of course significantly increased the commercial prospects. "


The film won the Golden Trailer Award in three categories, including as a blockbuster of the year 2004.


Billy Bush, the various beauty contests and other events hosted in the U.S., has a small role as presenter of I can do better.

The shooting took place in Darien in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Since it was not satisfied with the end result had various scenes of the scissors fall victim, but several reshoots were organized. Among other things, Nicole Kidman had to stop filming of The Interpreter for several days because of the reshoots.


The film played in the United States 59,484,742 U.S. dollars and U.S. dollars 102 001 626 worldwide, including in Germany 3,058,058 EUR.