Although I think it could have been better, it's still enjoyable to watch.
It's an unusual movie, the fact that there are NO men in it, not even as extras. The only male is the newborn baby at the end!
As Meg Ryan's re-introduction to a starring role it was perfect, not over ambitious and her character, Mary - loving wife, mother, philanthropist and general role-model - is backed up wonderfully by baby-making machine Edie (Debra Messing), best friend since college, fashion magazine editor Sylvie (Annette Benning) and straight-talking, forward thinking novelist and lesbian Alex (Jada Pinkett - Smith). Also, Eva Mendes takes a good part as home/ marriage wrecker Crystal Allen, the Saks Fifth Avenue perfume counter "spritzer girl" interested in nothing more than using her affair with Stephen Haines (Mary's husband and Wall Street business man) to gain status, designer lingerie, a luxury apartment and a hand up in her acting career.
Great support from Candace Bergen and Bette Midler too!
With hilarious lines, talented actresses and fashionable surroundings, The Women is a must-have accessory for any modern day woman.