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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dr. T & the Women by Robert Altman, 2000 (R)

with Richard Gere (Amelia), Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura Dern, Shelley Long, Tara Reid, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Robert Hays, Matt Malloy (Morning Glory), Lee Grant, Janine Turner, Jani Vorwerk, Mackenzie Fitzgerald, Kim Terry, Ashley Edner

Wealthy, successful gynecologist Sullivan Travis loves his seemingly perfect life -- until his wife has a sudden mental breakdown, his lesbian daughter prepares to tie the knot with a man, and his boozy sister-in-law arrives with three kids in town.

Romantic comedies have always this sadness and feel good times, so I don't know how to classify this one. I guess it is not even a comedy, the sense of humor is darkened by the topic of the story. Somehow, it manages to talk about the good guy who is adored by women, but saturates, when everything around him falls apart. Well, I don't know why this doesn't happen earlier, but it seems that this is more the story of a guy in a sentimental way, not cheesy, a unique perspective since this topic is usually seen from a woman's perspective. So the woman of his life gives up on him, the new-comer is so atypical that it is not about a love story, the daughters stories are only the perspective that allows to understand why he is so disconnected, as well as the relationship with the sister. The ending is completely absurd, only a relief that it is not only about women, thank god, which is quite unusual. A strange movie.

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