History YMMV / TheFirstWivesClub

1st May '18 10:34:17 AM Erin582
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: ALL of the four lead actresses (playing women who had been cheated on and dumped) were considered for the role of the ultimate "Other Woman"--Alex Forrest of ''Film/FatalAttraction''.

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ALL of the four lead actresses (playing women who had been cheated on and dumped) were considered for the role of the ultimate "Other Woman"--Alex Forrest of ''Film/FatalAttraction''.



* HilariousInHindsight: As of now, all the younger women are in their forties and even their fifties, the same age our dumped protagonists are.

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** One of the husbands ends up with a mistress that turns out to be underage and he's horrified as he had no prior knowledge of her real age. Nearly twenty years later in real life, Stephen Collins, who played one of the other husbands, admitted to willingly molesting children decades prior.
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As of now, all the younger women are in their forties and even their fifties, the same age our dumped protagonists are.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/JKSimmons portrays an FBI Agent that arrests Morty.



* ValuesResonance: Although initially shocked/in denial about her daughter coming out as a lesbian, Annie is then nothing but supportive of her, so much that she went to the gay club that Chris frequented to show her suuport. Moreso, not only did she bring Brenda and Elise with her, Brenda then consoles a woman who lost her partner to a younger woman (and later pretends to be dating Elise in order to get her out of the club), while Elise is ''thrilled'' about being called beautiful by one of the clubgoers.

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* ValuesResonance: Although initially shocked/in denial about her daughter coming out as a lesbian, Annie is then nothing but supportive of her, so much that she went to the gay club that Chris frequented to show her suuport.support. Moreso, not only did she bring Brenda and Elise with her, Brenda then consoles a woman who lost her partner to a younger woman (and later pretends to be dating Elise in order to get her out of the club), while Elise is ''thrilled'' about being called beautiful by one of the clubgoers.
2nd Apr '18 7:28:03 PM toongrrl1990
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** The author of the novel, Olivia Goldsmith, died during a plastic surgery procedure. She died from the youth-loving and beauty-obsessed culture that she critiqued.


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*** You also see them on their Graduation day, all optimistic. Elise was an ambitious starlet and experimenting with her hair and makeup. Brenda and Annie were much more enthusiastic and less insecure. Cynthia was so happy and the center of attention. The song "It's A Beautiful Morning" punctuates the joy of that day...only to cut to the present day with a lonely and depressed Cynthia.
6th Jan '18 9:37:36 PM nombretomado
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* MemeticMutation: "I beat Meryl!" When JenniferLawrence quoted this after winning a Golden Globe over Meryl Streep, some people (including Creator/LindsayLohan) thought she was insulting the other actress; she had to explain the joke on a late night show. This is especially funny since Goldie Hawn [[ActorAllusion had previously starred]] with Meryl in ''Film/DeathBecomesHer''.

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* MemeticMutation: "I beat Meryl!" When JenniferLawrence Creator/JenniferLawrence quoted this after winning a Golden Globe over Meryl Streep, some people (including Creator/LindsayLohan) thought she was insulting the other actress; she had to explain the joke on a late night show. This is especially funny since Goldie Hawn [[ActorAllusion had previously starred]] with Meryl in ''Film/DeathBecomesHer''.
5th Dec '17 12:54:56 PM owlyoudoin
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** When the women temporarily break up and go their separate ways, we see how depressed they are and how empty they are feeling due to hitting a wall in their plan. This is all set to the aforementioned Billy Porter's "Love Is On The Way", making the scene all the more gut-wrenchingly sad. Then Elise, in tears, comes to Brenda's apartment and cries how she doesn't want to end up like Cynthia (especially after Brenda [[ArmorPiercingQuestion openly questioned Elise]], who has a drinking problem, how drunk she must have been when she took her life.)

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** When the women temporarily break up and go their separate ways, we see how depressed they are and how empty they are feeling due to hitting a wall in their plan. This is all set to the aforementioned Billy Porter's "Love Is On The Way", making the scene all the more gut-wrenchingly sad. Then Elise, in tears, comes to Brenda's apartment and cries how she doesn't want to end up like Cynthia (especially after Brenda [[ArmorPiercingQuestion openly questioned Elise]], who has a drinking problem, how drunk she Cynthia must have been when she took her life.)
19th Nov '17 5:25:48 PM QueenofSwords
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** Annie's daughter is portrayed pretty positively and Annie's therapist is only a few years younger than Annie. Diane Keaton and Marcia Gaye Harden are not that far apart in age.
14th Nov '17 8:45:51 PM DrOO7
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* HilariousInHindsight: As of 2013, all the younger women are in their forties and even their fifties, the same age our dumped protagonists are.
** The cougar/MILF phenomenon of today means that now, it's the older women who would be considered the sexy and desirable ones.

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* HilariousInHindsight: As of 2013, now, all the younger women are in their forties and even their fifties, the same age our dumped protagonists are.
** The cougar/MILF phenomenon of today recent years means that now, it's nowadays, the older women who would be considered the just as sexy and desirable ones.as the younger ones, if not ''moreso''.
11th Oct '17 5:36:05 PM nombretomado
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* MemeticMutation: "I beat Meryl!" When JenniferLawrence quoted this after winning a Golden Globe over Meryl Streep, some people (including LindsayLohan) thought she was insulting the other actress; she had to explain the joke on a late night show. This is especially funny since Goldie Hawn [[ActorAllusion had previously starred]] with Meryl in ''Film/DeathBecomesHer''.

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* MemeticMutation: "I beat Meryl!" When JenniferLawrence quoted this after winning a Golden Globe over Meryl Streep, some people (including LindsayLohan) Creator/LindsayLohan) thought she was insulting the other actress; she had to explain the joke on a late night show. This is especially funny since Goldie Hawn [[ActorAllusion had previously starred]] with Meryl in ''Film/DeathBecomesHer''.
3rd Jun '17 2:05:38 AM Green_lantern40
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** Cynthia's suicide. Before jumping off that balcony, she gazes at her college photo clearly regretting those happy years of her life, when she was an ambitious [[GoGetterGirl straight-A student]] who didn't now yet [[BreakTheCutie what life had in store for her]].
** Elise learning about Cynthia's suicide from a newspaper. She was before introduced as a self-centred WhiteDwarfStarlet but that time she looks genuinely distraught. Also, another article next to the headline about Cynthia was about a nine-year-old boy who was hit by a car and clinging to life, and even worse, we never learn about his fate.
** The very premise of the film is quite sad - four women once [[TrueCompanions best friend at college]] end up parting ways as they take different roads and meeting again only when one of them [[DyingAlone commits suicide out of loneliness]].

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** Cynthia's suicide. Before jumping off that balcony, she gazes at her college photo clearly regretting missing those happy years of her life, when she was an ambitious [[GoGetterGirl straight-A student]] who didn't now know yet [[BreakTheCutie what life had in store for her]].
** Elise learning about Cynthia's suicide from a newspaper. She was before introduced as a self-centred WhiteDwarfStarlet but that time she looks genuinely distraught. Also, What's worse, another article next to the headline about Cynthia was about a nine-year-old boy who was hit by a car and clinging to life, and even worse, we never learn about his fate.
** The very premise of the film is quite sad - four women once [[TrueCompanions best friend at friends in college]] end up parting ways as they take different roads and meeting again only when one of them [[DyingAlone commits suicide out of loneliness]].



* ValuesResonance: Although initially shocked/in denial about her daughter coming out as a lesbian, Annie is then nothing but supportive of her, so much that she went to the gay club that Chris frequented to show her suuport. Moreso, not only did she bring Brenda and Elise with her, Brenda then consoles a woman who lost her partner to a younger woman while Elise is ''thrilled'' about being called beautiful by one of the clubgoers.

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* ValuesResonance: Although initially shocked/in denial about her daughter coming out as a lesbian, Annie is then nothing but supportive of her, so much that she went to the gay club that Chris frequented to show her suuport. Moreso, not only did she bring Brenda and Elise with her, Brenda then consoles a woman who lost her partner to a younger woman (and later pretends to be dating Elise in order to get her out of the club), while Elise is ''thrilled'' about being called beautiful by one of the clubgoers.
21st May '17 5:35:16 PM Erin582
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** Billy Porter's version of "Love Is On The Way" is a beautiful and heartbreaking ballad available on the film's soundtrack.
* DesignatedHero: [[UnknownRival Phoebe]], Bill's mistress. Unlike the other mistresses, she didn't have any ill will towards Elise and genuinely idolized her, even coming to her career-resurrecting play to enthusiastically cheer her on.

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** Billy Porter's Porter's version of "Love Is On The Way" is a beautiful and heartbreaking ballad available on the film's soundtrack.
* DesignatedHero: DesignatedVillain: [[UnknownRival Phoebe]], Bill's mistress. Unlike the other mistresses, she didn't have any ill will towards Elise and genuinely idolized her, even coming to her career-resurrecting play to enthusiastically cheer her on.
21st May '17 5:34:17 PM Erin582
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** Billy Porter's version of "Love Is On The Way" is a beautiful and heartbreaking ballad available on the film's soundtrack.
* DesignatedHero: [[UnknownRival Phoebe]], Bill's mistress. Unlike the other mistresses, she didn't have any ill will towards Elise and genuinely idolized her, even coming to her career-resurrecting play to enthusiastically cheer her on.



* HilariousInHindsight: As of 2013, all the Younger Women are in their forties and even their fifties, the same age our dumped protagonists are.
** The cougar/MILF phenomenon of recent years means that today, it's the older women who would be considered the sexy and desirable ones.

to:

* HilariousInHindsight: As of 2013, all the Younger Women younger women are in their forties and even their fifties, the same age our dumped protagonists are.
** The cougar/MILF phenomenon of recent years today means that today, now, it's the older women who would be considered the sexy and desirable ones.



** Elise learning about Cynthia's suicide from a newspaper. She was before introduced as a self-centred WhiteDwarfStarlet but that time she looks genuinely distraught.
** The very premise of the film is quite sad - four women once [[TrueCompanions best friend at college]] end up parting ways as they take different roads and meeting again only when one of them [[DyingAlone commits suicide out of loneliness]].

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** Elise learning about Cynthia's suicide from a newspaper. She was before introduced as a self-centred WhiteDwarfStarlet but that time she looks genuinely distraught.
distraught. Also, another article next to the headline about Cynthia was about a nine-year-old boy who was hit by a car and clinging to life, and even worse, we never learn about his fate.
** The very premise of the film is quite sad - four women once [[TrueCompanions best friend at college]] end up parting ways as they take different roads and meeting again only when one of them [[DyingAlone commits suicide out of loneliness]].loneliness]].
** When the women temporarily break up and go their separate ways, we see how depressed they are and how empty they are feeling due to hitting a wall in their plan. This is all set to the aforementioned Billy Porter's "Love Is On The Way", making the scene all the more gut-wrenchingly sad. Then Elise, in tears, comes to Brenda's apartment and cries how she doesn't want to end up like Cynthia (especially after Brenda [[ArmorPiercingQuestion openly questioned Elise]], who has a drinking problem, how drunk she must have been when she took her life.)
* ValuesResonance: Although initially shocked/in denial about her daughter coming out as a lesbian, Annie is then nothing but supportive of her, so much that she went to the gay club that Chris frequented to show her suuport. Moreso, not only did she bring Brenda and Elise with her, Brenda then consoles a woman who lost her partner to a younger woman while Elise is ''thrilled'' about being called beautiful by one of the clubgoers.
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