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Beyond Therapy (1986)

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Based on the play by Christopher Durang, Robert Altman's Beyond Therapy is a comedy set in New York City but filmed in Paris, where Altman was living at the time. Arrogant Bruce (Jeff Goldblum) grows bored with his live-in lover, Bob (Christopher Guest), so he looks for a change by placing an ad in the personals. He meets neurotic Prudence (Julie Hagerty) at a French restaurant and they prove to be a terrible match-up. Then Bruce goes to see his therapist, Charlotte (Glenda Jackson), who has a

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Robert Altman, Christopher Durang

Dec 2, 2003

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There's no special logic at work. The performances are good, but the film has been assembled without an overriding sense of humor and style.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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He needs more characters to play with than Durang's analyst's couches and restaurant trysts can provide, and simply hasn't the body count to fill in the vacant frames.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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It's a movie in which every scene must have seemed like a lot of fun at the time, but, when they're edited together, there's no pattern to the movie, nothing to build toward, no reason for us to care. It's all behavior.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Robert Altman adapted Christopher Durang's play for this peculiar comedy that can't ever seem to find its rhythm.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
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