First screened in June 2018
Director: Gary Ross. Voice Cast: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Richard Armitage, James Corden, Elliott Gould, Dakota Fanning, Damian Young, Elizabeth Ashley, Dana Ivey, Marlo Thomas, Mary Louise Wilson, Anna Wintour, Katie Holmes, Zac Posen, ****** ***. Screenplay: Gary Ross and Olivia Milch (based sort of? on characters by George Clayton Johnson and Jack Golden Russell). Twitter Capsule:
Lacks the suave craft of Soderbergh's (non)original, but entertaining in its surprisingly low-key, tension-free way.
As a refusal of cliché, banishing conflict among the women is a credit. As entertainment, it's a bit dull. Courageously but almost weirdly low-key.