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21 Reasons "The First Wives Club" Is Criminally Underrated

You don't own me.

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6. It stars Stockard Channing in a brief but memorable role.

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"Of the four of us, Cynthia was certainly the most likely to succeed. When she decided to do something, she just went ahead and did it." Your heart just breaks for this woman.

7. It features a great Sarah Jessica Parker performance.

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A lot of SJP's roles outside of "Sex and the City" can best be described as "meh," but in this movie, she kills it as Shelly. Shelly the barracuda. She's 12.

8. There's also Marcia Gay Harden, who plays Annie and Aaron's therapist.

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Dr. Leslie Rosen, author of "Getting What You Want--And Looking Great." Her catchphrases: Work from love. Grow from love.

12. Three words: Dame Maggie Smith.

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Maggie Smith plays Gunilla Garson Goldberg to perfection. And she's not just a first wife. She's a second, third, and fourth wife. Remember: nobody gets anywhere in this town without Gunilla's say-so.

13. We get to watch the ups and downs of what ultimately proves to be a fabulous sisterhood:

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They reunite because of Cynthia's funeral and commiserate over failed relationships and ungrateful men.

14. This movie goes beyond women reclaiming their self-esteem and independence by getting back at the men who wronged them...

19. Even to the people who starred in it.

The Other Woman opens this weekend. It's about three women getting revenge on the man who wronged them. Why does that sound familiar?

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The Other Woman opens this weekend. It's about three women getting revenge on the man who wronged them. Why does that sound familiar?

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Ooh watch out. Bette Midler shade coming through.

20. It features what is arguably the best self-empowerment anthem of all time, Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me."

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Listen to this song, and you'll feel like you can take on anything.

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