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David Marshall Grant Sunday 20th November 2011 Broadway World Premiere of 'Seminar' at the Golden Theatre - Arrivals. New York City, USA

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David Marshall Grant and The Booth Theatre Thursday 3rd November 2011 Opening night of the Lincoln Center production of 'Other Desert Cities' at the Booth Theatre - Arrivals New York City, USA

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The Stepford Wives Review


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Screenwriter Paul Rudnick (Adams Family Values, In and Out ) is wicked with the one-liners, so zingers abound in his tongue-in-cheek reworking of "The Stepford Wives" -- the creepy, retrospectively campy chiller from 1975 about suburban spouses turned into sweet, subservient, June Cleaver robots.

So ripe for lampoonery that the word "Stepford" has become an adjective ironically slapped on anything deemed too Norman Rockwell-esque, the original picture's concept of anti-feminism taken to a paranoid extreme is fodder for raillery in Rudnick's script.

But he isn't remotely as clever when it comes to plot. In fact, as long as he gets a laugh he doesn't seem to care if his story makes a lick of sense. He can't even decide if the automaton wives in his "Stepford" are robots (impervious to fire and prone to shooting sparks from their necks) or real women (brainwashed with microchip implants) who are capable of snapping out of their halcyon daze if their programming fails.

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