Offensively tedious. I'm not quite sure how one would be ok with the shallowness of all these poorly-written female characters, like they were all awful. Was this really written by women? Because it feels like a man's nightmarish perspective of what the consumerist late-30s American women were upto. Were people really like this?
Broad, course, vulgar, dumb. I hate this film, as entertaining (admittedly) as it is. No one survives. Why is it held in such high regard? This is surely one of the low points of the great George Cukor's career. He had too much affection for women to caricature them so cruelly.
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.