The Stepford Wives

Director: Frank Oz
Year Released: 2004
Rating: 0.5

Successful neutering of Ira Levin's famous novel by the In & Out team of Oz and Paul Rudnick - in this case, conformity is designated by hair color and level of 'sass' (brunettes are angst-ridden feminists and the blondes are the ones with feel-good microchips in the brains). Everyone looks lost in this pointless exercise - even Nicole Kidman, who seems like she wants to be in a good comedy but isn't given much to do. The two best jokes in here come courtesy of Lord of the Rings - if there's one thing Rudnick does best it's make fun of other movies (which he does so well using his nom de plume 'Libby Gelman-Waxner').