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    " Getting even… this fall."
    Runtime 1 hr 38 min
    Budget $26 000 000
    Premiere: World $181 489 203 September 20, 1996
    USA $105 489 203
    Other countries $76 000 000
    Box Office – Budget $155 489 203
    Premiere: USA $105 489 203 September 20, 1996
    theaters 2406
    rollout 105 days
    Digital: World May 1, 2012
    Parental Advisory Frightening & Intense Scenes, Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking, Profanity, Violence & Gore, ..., Sex & Nudity
    • Frightening & Intense Scenes


    • Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking


    • Profanity


    • Violence & Gore


    • Sex & Nudity


    Production Companies Paramount PicturesScott Rudin Productions


    Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.

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    The film project originally belonged to Sherry Lansing, who bought the unpublished manuscript of the novel in 1991, after many publishers had rejected it, and handed it over to producer Scott Rudin when she became CEO of Paramount Pictures in 1992. "It was one of the single best ideas for a movie I've ever heard," she said in a 1996 interview with The New York Times. "The situation of a woman getting left for a younger version of herself was far too common. But we didn't want a movie about women as victims. We wanted a movie about empowerment." Rudin consulted Robert Harling to write the screenplay, whose script was reworked by Paul Rudnick when Harling left to direct 1996's The Evening Star, the sequel to the 1983 drama Terms of Endearment. Rudnick, however, felt the final script was "incomprehensible": "To figure out the structure of that movie would require an undiscovered Rosetta Stone," he told The New York Times.

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