Cinema: Women's Glib

THE STEPFORD WIVES

Directed by BRYAN FORBES Screenplay by WILLIAM GOLDMAN

The best thing anyone could think up to say about Ira Levin's novel when it came out a few years ago was that it might make a pretty good movie. The best thing you can say about the movie is that they were wrong—not wildly, but enough. Levin's notion was that a community of commuter types might become so fed up with women's lib—or maybe just old-fashioned female contrariness—that it would strike a bargain with a Disneyland fugitive. His idea is to do in...

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