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These Old Broads (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 12 February 2001
After a re-release of their 60's film hit "Boy Crazy" becomes a smash, three actresses (Piper Grayson, Kate Westbourne and Addie Holden) reunite for a reunion show, with help from Kate's ... See full summary »

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After a re-release of their 60's film hit "Boy Crazy" becomes a smash, three actresses (Piper Grayson, Kate Westbourne and Addie Holden) reunite for a reunion show, with help from Kate's son and their manager, Beryl Mason. The problem? The three actresses and their manager all loathe each other. Written by Ashley Phipps <LavernShrl@aol.com>

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The second time Lauren Bacall missed an opportunity to act with Elizabeth Taylor. Bacall earlier walked out on the role of Hedda Hopper in Malice in Wonderland (1985) opposite Taylor as Louella Parsons. Jane Alexander was cast instead. See more »

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Wesley Westbourne: Why are we so horrible to each other?
Kate Westbourne: Well, that's easy. We have an S&M relationship. Son & Mother.
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What a Life
Written by David Shire and Richard Maltby
Performed by Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds and Joan Collins
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Wonderfully funny
16 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

I have never seen Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, or Joan Collins act in their prime, and what drew me to this movie was the fact that all of the old stars were in it. I have seen Shirley MacLaine act, and I was pretty much hoping that they didn't give her a dopey motherly part in which she's too eccentric and snotty. Let me just say one thing about that, they gave her a motherly part in which she's eccentric. A little on the snotty part, yes, but she's definitely not dopey. Shirley plays Kate Westbourne, a mother of "documentary" producer Weslie Westbourne. Kate was once in a show with two other women, Piper and Addie, and now finds herself realizing on what she really missed with her son. Addie (COLLINS) is a real sex-maniac whom slept with basically EVERYBODY and has a run-away jail-bird for a boyfriend. What makes Addie so funny is her "tummy tucks" and "face lifts". She still thinks that she's twenty-five. ("Look dear, one more face lift and she'll be able to blow her nose through her forehead.) Piper is the good-two-shoes ditzy blonde whom everyone loves. Debbie plays this part perfectly and is so cute at it. Piper and her husband Bill have a hotel. The nice thing about this woman is that she raised four children and unlike her 'peers' has a decent life. The truly funny thing about this movie is not only in the cast, but in the writing as well. Carrie Fisher was FANTASTIC. She wrote the script so that it had that wring of adultness to it but didn't stray from reality. As a fan of old movies, I was grateful to see one more "dance in the limelight" for the old broads. They deserved it. :)


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