YMMV / The First Wives Club

  • Acceptable Targets: Younger women, almost every one of whom is portrayed or referred to badly. And men, of course.
    • 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.
  • Awesome Music: "You Don't Own Me".
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: 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 Fatal Attraction.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: 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.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: Brenda obsesses over her weight in several scenes and is taunted about it by her ex's new girlfriend, when she couldn't be anymore than a size 10 or 12. It's particularly glaring in one scene where's she's thrilled at finally losing some weight, yet looks precisely as she has throughout the movie.
    • She is seen wearing much baggier clothing near the beginning of the movie, seemingly trying to hide it.
  • Hollywood Thin: Shelly. Brenda snidely comments that "the bulimia has certainly paid off" in reference to how slim she is. While she certainly is slim, she isn't unhealthily so.
  • Memetic Mutation: "I beat Meryl!" When Jennifer Lawrence quoted this after winning a Golden Globe over Meryl Streep, some people (including Lindsay Lohan) 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 had previously starred with Meryl in Death Becomes Her.
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