Dr T and the Women (2000)

Original Title : Dr T and the Women
Director : Robert Altman
Writer : Anne Rapp
Genre : Comedy
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Robert Altman , Joshua Astrachan , Cindy Cowan , David A. Jones , Graham King , David Levy , James McLindon , Tommy Thompson
Music : Lyle Lovett
Photography : Jan Kiesser
Distributor : 20th Century Fox of Germany
MPAA Rating : Rated R for graphic nudity and some sexuality.
IMDB ID : 0205271
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Richard Gere Dr. T
Helen Hunt Bree
Farrah Fawcett Kate
Laura Dern Peggy
Shelley Long Carolyn
Tara Reid Connie
Kate Hudson Dee Dee
Liv Tyler Marilyn
Robert Hays Harlan
Matt Malloy Bill
Andy Richter Eli
Lee Grant Dr. Harper
Janine Turner Dorothy Chambliss
Holly Pelham Joanne (as Holly Pelham-Davis
Jeanne Evans First Exam Patient
Ramsey Williams Menopausal Patient
Dorothy Deavers Patient With Cane
Ellen F. Locy Tiffany (as Ellen Locy
Cameron Cobb Golf Pro Shop Boy
Zane Michael Scott Golf Pro Shop Boy (as Mike Scott
Irene Cortez Maria the Housekeeper
Clara Peretz Lacey
Mackenzie Fitzgerald Amber
Juliette Gauntt Kristin (as Juliette Loraine Gauntt
Suzi McLaughlin Hospital Receptionist (as Susan McLaughlin
Oliver Tull Psychiatric Ward Nurse
Kelli Finglass Cheerleader Director
Judy Trammell Cheerleader Choreographer
Wren Arthur Dr. T's Staff
Scarlett McAlister Dr. T's Staff (as Scarlett McAllister
Angee Hughes Dr. T's Staff
Tina Parker Dr. T's Staff
Marsha McClelland Dr. T's Staff
Angie Bolling Dr. T's Patient
Pam Dougherty Dr. T's Patient
Nancy Drotning Dr. T's Patient
Candace Evans Dr. T's Patient
Shawne Fielding Dr. T's Patient
Greta Ferrell Dr. T's Patient
Andrea McCall Dr. T's Patient (as Andrea Lynch
Susana Gibb Dr. T's Patient
Meagan Mangum Dr. T's Patient
Yvonna Lynn Dr. T's Patient
Lyn Montgomery Dr. T's Patient
Shawna McGovern Dr. T's Patient
Laurel Whitsett Dr. T's Patient
Andrea Moore Dr. T's Patient
Morgana Shaw Dr. T's Patient
Riley Kirk Dr. T's Patient
Louanne Stephens Dr. T's Patient
Jane Simoneau Dr. T's Patient
Sarah Wallace Dr. T's Patient
Libby Villari Dr. T's Patient
Gail Cronauer Dr. T's Patient
Kim Terry Dr. T's Patient
Gina Hope Psychiatric Patient
Katherine Bongfeldt Psychiatric Patient
Hollie Stenson Psychiatric Patient
Erin McGrew Psychiatric Patient
Linda Comess Psychiatric Patient
R. Bruce Elliott City Council Member (as Robert Elliott
Cynthia Dorn City Council Member
Christie Abbott Wedding Party
Audrea Ulmer Wedding Party
Sara Overall Wedding Party
Nance Watkins Wedding Party
Elizabeth Ware Wedding Party
Nina Austin Wedding Party
Uta Acosta Mexican Villager
Dijonee Macias Mexican Villager
Norma Clayton Mexican Villager
Shaylene Ruiz Mexican Villager
Irene González Mexican Villager (as Irene Gonzalez
Angela Landini Mexican Villager
Eric Ryan Birth Baby
Jason Lim Wedding Quartet
Buffi Jacobs Wedding Quartet
Jason Erwin Wedding Quartet (as Jason Irwin
Shelli Mathews Wedding Quartet
Melinda Renna Policewoman
Tama Cole (uncredited
Bob Coonrod Tourist (uncredited
Amy Cummings Court Reporter
Stephanie Hunn Court Reporter
Tara Kelly Court Reporter
Kelly McDaniel (uncredited
Haven Powers Councilwoman (uncredited
Sarah Shahi Cheerleader Extra (uncredited
Ann Taylor Wedding Party (uncredited
Jani Vorwerk Tiffany's Customer (uncredited


Dr. Sullivan Travis "Dr. T." is a wealthy Dallas gynecologist for some of the wealthiest women in Texas who finds his idealist life beginning to fall apart starting when his wife, Kate, suffers a nervous breakdown and is commited to the state mental hospital. Dr. T's eldest daughter, Dee Dee, is planing to go through with her approaching wedding despite the secret that she is a lesbian and romantically involved with Marilyn, the maid of honor. Dr T's youngest daughter, Connie, is a conspiracy theorist freak who has her own agenda to everything, while Dr. T's loyal secretary, Carolyn, has romantic feelings for him, which are not mutual. Dr. T's sister-in-law, Peggy, meddles in every situation she stumbles into, while one woman, Bree, a golf instructor, is the only one who offers him any comfort and salvation.


"Dr. P.U.", 14 March 2002 Author: smelt This is only the second time I've been irritated enough to write a review, the other was "Trixie."First of all, I'm a fan of "The Player" and of "Short Cuts," among other Altman movies. So when I was at first annoyed and angered by the beginning of this movie, I passed it off to his soon-to-come deeper agenda, which in "Dr. T..." never arrives.I loathe this movie. Let me count the ways:1. (Most importantly) We are led to empathize with a man who believes he loves too much, too hard, and hence, the consequences. This, if played out, would be great, as he gets his come-uppance, realizes the self-delusion and that his life and ways with women is a lie. But that's not what happens. We are supposed to feel sorry for and sympathize with him the entire way, even as he cheats, avoids true responsibility and, despite what the ending is supposed to say, never changes. Rather than the boy-birth being a sign of evolution/change/enlightenment, it debunks all that came before, in fact saying that all these women were the problem all along. Instead of being a witty examination of flawed Dallas women, it concludes with a tacked-on non-epiphany, which by its very existence makes everything before it misogynistic, and none of the characters likeable.2. Watch how many times Altman works in gratuitous nudity, like an 11 yr. old peeping tom. When he shows Janine Turner's derriere-crack, at the end of her scene, it's not Richard Gere following it with his eyes, it's the CAMERA, as if to say, "hey, look at this" -- like a little elbow in our sides.3. He does the same thing often at the end of scenes, swinging the camera with a wink to pick up a sign, a heavy-handed metaphor or scene-link that is beginning film school pretentious artifice at its worst.4. The editing and cinematography again is of the film-school variety, and at often times is like a rough cut.5. Helen Hunt, who for years has been trying to convince us she's newly "sexy," is so self-conscious that we never can buy into any kind of character. I am sick of her flinging her hair.6. The camera holds so long on the golf sequences, as if to say - "these actors really can play golf," which they really don't very well. But it becomes a call-attention lingering as opposed to a mere setting for dialogue.7. The overly intrusive soundtrack by Lyle Lovett may be close to the worst in history. Not only does it blot out large sequences of dialogue, and call attention to itself mindlessly at every turn, it actually has lyrics which say exactly what's going on in the scene.8. The writing and dialogue are extremely sophomoric, very few times do the people seem real in what they're saying, and often they resort to movie cliche-speak.9. Gere has a few good real moments, but the direction hurts him as well.10. Altman's trademark "everyone speaking at once," in this movie is contrived and annoying.11. (And maybe worst of all) this movie made me replay all the movies of Altman that I really like and see that many of tendencies above that I criticize are prevalent in ALL of his movies, now tempering my enjoyment of them. I now see a old lecher with a misogynistic bent and an arrested development, calling attention to his weaknesses in a pretentious and juvenile way.
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