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YMMV: The Stepford Wives
The book, the original film and its sequels:
Harsher in Hindsight: In the film, the gallery director asks Joanna why she takes pictures. She answers, "I want to be remembered." Think about that once she's been replaced by a mindless double.
It Was His Sled: The Robotic Reveal of the original was the film's shocking surprise ending. Thirty years later, when the phrase "Stepford Wife" had entered the lexicon, the remake assumed audience familiarity with the concept and played it for laughs.
There's also the unstoppable twirling scene and the remote control breast size scene. These were actually meant to be rather blatant Foreshadowing, but were rendered bizarre because of the last minute change to the ending.
It is arguable at least in the case of Joanna that prior to the move to Stepford her being a Corrupt Corporate Executive is a bad thing and that her straw misandrist shows are also terrible. It's also arguable that the whole ordeal of the film is some sort of Break the Haughty tale.
Shocking Swerve: The 2004 remake ends with a twist: the wives simply have chips in their brains that are easily deactivated, rather than being robot doubles, so we can have a happy ending. This creates a large plot hole, as it contradicts a few scenes like one of the wives acting like an ATM and spewing dollar bills from her mouth, or the Camp Gay guy apparently looking at his robot double in horror. One deleted scene with Bette Midler's character going nuts with various housecleaning accessories in her body makes it very clear that they were originally intended to be robots.
This could also be considered a case of They Just Didn't Care. All those plot holes could have been easily fixed with a little bit of editing: Cut out the one second where sparks are shown, the references to the sparks, the ATM scene, and the scene where the robot template is shown. This would have probably cut one or two minutes of the movie at most, and would have fixed all the plot holes. But for some reason they didn't. Perhaps they just didn't care.