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Dr. T and the Women
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Robert Altman follows up the good-natured COOKIE'S FORTUNE with this biting satire of an upper-class elitist Dallas community. Richard Gere plays Sullivan "Sully" Travis (better known as Dr. T), a man whose good looks and overflowing charm have made him the most popular gynecologist in all of Texas. Things begin to go wrong for Dr. T when his beautiful wife, Kate (Farrah Fawcett), begins to lose her sanity. He sends her to a mental hospital with the hopes of a full recovery, but her regression into childhood seems to be permanent. Adding to the mass confusion is an unexpected visit from his alcoholic sister-in-law, Peggy (Laura Dern), who brings along her three children, as well as the constant battles between Dr. T's two daughters: the soon-to-be-married Dee Dee (Kate Hudson) and the jealous Connie (Tara Reid). Upon meeting his country club's new assistant golf pro, Bree (Helen Hunt), Dr. T finally feels like he's met his match--a beautiful, independent woman who has no desire to be swept off her feet. Trying to juggle the pressures of his personal and professional life, Dr. T's recent problems culminate on Dee Dee's rain-soaked wedding day. Working again with screenwriter Anne Rapp, Altman closes his sprawling comedy with an utterly outrageous yet genuinely optimistic finale.
- graphic nudity and some sexuality
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 21693
Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Shelley Long, Laura Dern, Tara Reid, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Robert Hays, Matt Malloy, Andy Richter, Lee Grant, Lyova Rosenthal, Janine Turner
"...Mr. Altman is an unmatched choreographer of life's chaos....[The film] gives the actors room to do some wonderful work..."
New York Times
"...Richard Gere [gives] the most appealing and probably best performance of his career....The movie takes on some of the ensemble glories of Altman's underrated A WEDDING..." -- 3.5 out of 4 stars
"...Some of this new film shows Altman at his best....Gere gives a deft performance..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...A gently provocative character study and social portrait....Richard Gere's most accessible and sympathetic performance in memory..."
"...Mellow yet sneaky....A funny and ebullient look at a man in full confusion." -- Rating: B+
"...Altman orchestrates Dr. T's odyssey with the precision, heart and lively wit of a virtuoso..."
"...Nobody can choreograph chaos quite like Robert Altman....Hudson and Reid are terrific..."
"...Rapp is clearly in sync with Altman's peerless sense of rhythm and knows how to write incisively and economically for Altman's cherished large ensemble cast..."
Los Angeles Times
"A breathtaking black comedy in the company of women; a slice of heightened life."
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