Dr T & the Women

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Sullivan Travis (Gere) is Dallas's most successful gynaecologist. Maybe it's his medical skill, maybe it's because he listens well, maybe it's because he not only loves women, but regards each individual as so special as to be worthy of worship. But if that's so, why is his wife Kate (Fawcett) cracking up? Is it due merely to the imminent wedding of their youngest, Dee Dee (Hudson), or to the visit of her sister Peggy (Dern)? And how will Dr T cope with all this? No wonder he spends more and more time on the fairway, often in the company of the new assistant pro - yet another female, Bree (Hunt). Though Altman's film, another large ensemble piece, has been knocked as shrill and misogynistic, it's considerably more complex than that. It's certainly not woman-hating: unlike the good doctor, whose adulation of all females is deluded, perhaps even deleterious, Altman and writer Anne Rapp prefer their women warts and all. It's the absurd (man's?) world they live in that's at fault. If the babble in some group scenes gets a bit much, it's countered by moments of genuine tenderness, neat observation and astute insights into love.

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Duration: 122 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Altman
Screenwriter: Anne Rapp
Cast: Richard Gere
Helen Hunt
Farrah Fawcett
Laura Dern
Shelley Long
Tara Reid
Kate Hudson
Liv Tyler
Robert Hays
Matt Malloy
Lee Grant

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1.3 / 5

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I always look forward to watching an Altman film but this was very disappointing,the worst of his i`ve seen(i`ve seen almost half the films he`s directed).I can`t say if it`s as bad as the other poorly recieved films he`s put out,such as Pret A porter or The Gingerbread Man,as i`ve not seen either but i would recommend steering well clear of this.The 2 stars are for the odd moment when i thought the film was picking up but trust me it`s not worth it!