Saturday, March 3, 2018

The First Wives Club (1996)

Three long-lost college classmates are reunited after the suicide of one of their friends.  After a very long lunch, they find out each of their husbands have left them for a younger woman.  They set out for revenge but soon realize the payoff wouldn't be so satisfying and instead decide to start an organization to aid women in crisis with the help of their ex's checkbooks.

I caught this movie on cable one day and was rather entertained.  Robert Harling of Steel Magnolias (1989) and Soapdish (1991) fame delivers a hilarious script with Goldie Hawn easily being the funniest first wife.  Sarah Jessica Parker, Elizabeth Berkley and Victor Garber also account for some laughs among star-studded supporting cast.  Lesley Gore's female anthem "You Don't Own Me" is a perfect fit for this light-hearted comedy about sisters doing it for themselves.

The First Wives Club was filmed in New York, NY

Location: Cynthia Swann Griffin's Funeral
Address: 1076 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel

Location: The Post-Funeral Lunch
Address: 1 W67th Street, New York, NY  The Leopard at des Artistes

Location: Barney's
Address: 660 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

Location: Chris' Lesbian Bar
Address: 310 Bowery, New York, NY  The Bowery Bar

Location: Gunilla Garson Goldberg's Mansion
Address: 1009 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Location: Morty & Shelley's Apartment Building
Address: 1056 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Location: Elyse's Bar
Address: 2 E 55th Street, New York, NY  The St. Regis Hotel

This bar was also seen in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Location: Of A Certain Age Theater
Address: 236 W 45th Street, New York, NY  Schoenfeld Theatre

Location: The Cynthia Swann Griffin Crisis Center for Women
Address: 1 Bond Street, New York, NY  Robbins & Appleton Building

Locations Visited: August 2016, June 2017

Still Need To Visit:

Middleberry College
Christie's Auction

Still Need To Locate: 

Elyse's Building

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