"There is a name for you, ladies, but it isn't used in high society... outside of a kennel."
What was that about a swastika?
Almodóvar learned much from Cukor. Glad I finally saw this film.
Do you ever feel like you need a multiplicity of glamorous 30s-era girlfriends to gas you up because your boyfriend is being a total asshole? Well if you do then check out this flick and while you're at it maybe dump that sucker and get with someone who, I don't know, wouldn't have an affair with Joan Crawford and publicly humiliate you in front of your friends.
The original poster's tagline says "THE WOMEN: 'It's all about men!'" and the characters' motivations confirm it, that's the problem. I don't think it's that interesting to watch a woman's film about men. I'd rather watch a woman's film about women, so... Yes, great actresses. Yes, good direction. But the plot is boring and its machism is overwhelming. This movie got old decades ago.