History Film / TheFirstWivesClub

2nd Nov '16 11:44:26 PM leraluna
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* RomanticFalseLead: [[spoiler; Shelly ends up being this for Morty.]]

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* RomanticFalseLead: [[spoiler; [[spoiler: Shelly ends up being this for Morty.]]
2nd Nov '16 11:41:58 PM leraluna
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* MyBelovedSmother: Played for laughs with Annie's mother is over-controlling at best, which has given her lifelong self-esteem issues, but also turns when Annie takes things on her own hands that she could be supportive when Annie ''really'' asks for her opinion.
1st Nov '16 11:12:03 AM leraluna
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* CoolUncle: Uncle Carmine is a cool uncle with Mafia connections who offers to his niece to [[IfYouDoAnythingToHurtHer deal with her ex-husband]].

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* CoolUncle: Uncle Carmine is a cool uncle with Mafia connections who offers to his niece to [[IfYouDoAnythingToHurtHer [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer deal with her ex-husband]].ex-husband]].
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: To a degree, Morty is. [[spoiler: After all, he is guilty of income tax fraud.]]


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* FallenOnHardTimesJob: Brenda works for dilettante interior designer, according to Annie "one of the ten worst interior decorators in New York".


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* TheMole: Annie's daughter gets a job working at her father's advertising firm to spy on him for Annie.


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* RevengeAgainstMen: In spades. The protagonists have been unfairly treated by their ex-husbands and the plot explores their elaborate revenge.
1st Nov '16 10:51:40 AM leraluna
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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Like the good MafiaPrincess she is, Brenda makes a very good one - [[spoiler: he'd give her the leadership of his company and all the power or she'll expose him for fraud]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Bonus]] for this happening in a cold room, kidnapped by ''real'' The{{Mafia}}.

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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Like the good MafiaPrincess she is, Brenda makes a very good one - [[spoiler: he'd give her the leadership of his company and all the power or she'll expose him for fraud]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Bonus]] for this happening in a cold room, kidnapped by ''real'' The{{Mafia}}.[[TheMafia Mafia]].
1st Nov '16 10:46:45 AM leraluna
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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Like the good MafiaPrincess she is, Brenda makes a very good one - [[spoiler: he'd give her the leadership of his company and all the power or she'll expose him for fraud]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Bonus]] for this happening in a cold room, kidnapped by ''real'' The{{Mafia}}.



* BitchAlert: Shelly Stewart.

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* BitchAlert: Shelly Stewart.Stewart's EstablishingCharacterMoment is being passive aggressive towards Brenda and being blatantly a GoldDigger.



* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The women are clad in black at the beginning of the movie. Fitting, as they're not only attending a funeral, but are depressed about the end of their marriages. By the end of the film, having embarked on new lives and new relationships (a reconciliation in Brenda' s case), they're wearing white.
* CoolUncle: Uncle Carmine is pretty much this to Brenda.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The women are clad in black at the beginning of the movie. Fitting, as they're not only attending a funeral, but are depressed about the end of their marriages. By the end of the film, having embarked on new lives and new relationships (a ([[spoiler: a reconciliation in Brenda' s case), case]]), they're wearing white.
* CoolUncle: Uncle Carmine is pretty much this a cool uncle with Mafia connections who offers to Brenda.his niece to [[IfYouDoAnythingToHurtHer deal with her ex-husband]].



* DeadpanSnarker: Brenda, so much.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Brenda, so much.Brenda's script is mostly made of snarky lines. To a lesser degree even Elise and Morty do count. And of course is a capital crime not mentioning Gunilla Garson Goldberg when she's played by Creator/MaggieSmith.
* DivorceIsTemporary: [[spoiler: After all, it was the case with Brenda and Morty]].



* PlotTriggeringDeath: Cynthia's suicide is what drives the plot, since bring together again the main characters.



* RomanticFalseLead: Shelly ends up being this for Morty.

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* RomanticFalseLead: [[spoiler; Shelly ends up being this for Morty.]]
30th Oct '16 6:17:02 AM leraluna
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In German, the film has the title "Der Club der Teufelinnen" - "The Club of the She-Devils".
10th Oct '16 5:57:23 PM DrOO7
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* {{Bookends}}: The movie starts with the three women dressed in black, attending their friend's funeral and lamenting the state of their marriages. It ends with them dressed in white, cheerfully celebrating their new lives.
* BrainlessBeauty: Phoebe and Shelly, and a good chunk of the other younger women featured.



* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The women are clad in black at the beginning of the movie. Fitting, as they're not only attending a funeral, but are depressed about the end of their marriages. By the end of the film, having embarked on new lives and new relationships (a reconciliation in Brenda' s case), they're wearing white.



* CoolUncle: Uncle Carmine is pretty this to Brenda.

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* CoolUncle: Uncle Carmine is pretty much this to Brenda.
5th Oct '16 12:33:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* WhiteDwarfStarlet: Elise Elliot is on her way to becoming this. She is still recognised by her fans, but her career is fading. She is struggling to get a role and when she finally thinks she will be cast as the star of a new film it turns out the young and hip regisseur wants her as the ugly and grotesque Mother. She has undergone major plastic surgery and is an alcoholic. She drunkenly complains about how SeanConnery is 300 years old and "still a stud," while women in Hollywood have only three ages: "babe, District Attorney, and DrivingMissDaisy." In her apartment she has an entire room filled with her memorabilia, including prizes she won, gifts etc. Fortunately, by the end of the film she's doing much better thanks to Annie and Brenda's intervention and support.

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* WhiteDwarfStarlet: Elise Elliot is on her way to becoming this. She is still recognised by her fans, but her career is fading. She is struggling to get a role and when she finally thinks she will be cast as the star of a new film it turns out the young and hip regisseur wants her as the ugly and grotesque Mother. She has undergone major plastic surgery and is an alcoholic. She drunkenly complains about how SeanConnery is 300 years old and "still a stud," while women in Hollywood have only three ages: "babe, District Attorney, and DrivingMissDaisy.Theatre/DrivingMissDaisy." In her apartment she has an entire room filled with her memorabilia, including prizes she won, gifts etc. Fortunately, by the end of the film she's doing much better thanks to Annie and Brenda's intervention and support.
23rd Sep '16 9:32:19 AM Mdumas43073
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21st Sep '16 10:14:34 AM DrOO7
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** There's also the fact that every man involved with a younger woman is made out to be a lecherous jerk, but when Elise starts dating a younger man towards the end of the film, it's a "you go, girl!" moment.
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