Dr. T and the Women (2000)

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Critic Consensus: In terms of quality, Dr. T and the Women is one of Altman's good-but-not-great films. In typical Altman style, it features some great ensemble acting, including a wonderful performance by Richard Gere.


Movie Info

Dallas gynecologist Dr. Sullivan Travis is a man juggling many, many women in both his professional and personal lives. The doctor of choice for the city's society elite, Dr. T is perennially overbooked and behind schedule, despite the efforts of his devoted chief nurse. Now Dr. T's home life is boiling over, too: his beloved wife Kate has regressed into a childlike state just as plans for the upcoming wedding of cheerleader daughter Dee Dee are shifting into high gear. Adding to the chaos, his … More

Rating: R (for graphic nudity and some sexuality)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Anne Rapp, Robert Altman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 23, 2001
Box Office: $12.1M
Runtime:
Artisan Entertainment - Official Site

Cast


as Dr. Sullivan Travis

as Bree Davis

as Kate Travis

as Carolyn

as Connie Travis

as Dee Dee Travis

as Marilyn

as Harlan

as Dr. Harper

as First Exam Patient

as Menopausal Patient

as Patient With Cane

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as City Council

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as Wedding Party Member

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as Mexican Villager

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Critic Reviews for Dr. T and the Women

All Critics (132) | Top Critics (38)

On the surface, Altman's film is clearly meant as a paean to the variety and emotional fecundity of women, but scratch the surface, and you realize that underneath, it's not so pretty.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
Top Critic

Without exception, every one of Dr. T's -- and thus Altman's -- women is either neurotic, needy, naked, or a lesbian. In other words, either a male fantasy or a male fear.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
Top Critic

Dr. T raises some seductive questions ... and mixes them up in a madcap and outlandish blender swirl. Through the murk, it's often hard to see the movie's heart.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Salon.com
Top Critic

While it's impossible to call anything fashioned by a man of Altman's skill unwatchable, there are times when this pedantic and dull effort comes close.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
Top Critic

There's the kernel of an intriguing idea that we can almost grasp, but it's lost in the morass of expertly staged but irrelevant scenes.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Richly enjoyable Robert Altman. Not for kids.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Dr. T and the Women

½

Though in no way comparable to some of his other works, I like to think of this as Altman's take on the "chick flick" genre. Featuring hilarious performances from Laura Dern, Shelley Long and Richard Gere.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

½

"Dr. T & The Women" is a very underrated film from Robert Altman. While it's far from his best work and the comedy is much broader than his other films from the 00s, it's still immensely enjoyable. At it's heart, this is a film about women and how wild and unpredictable they can be. The film ends with a tornado, so the symbolism can get a bit heavy handed. Thankfully, Altman uses his trademark overlapping dialogue to great effect and he pulls out some lovely and funny performances from all the women and especially an understated Richard Gere. Like we saw with "Nashville," "Short Cuts" and now "Dr. T & The Women," this is a film about a city. Altman understands what makes Dallas tick as much as he got Nashville and Los Angeles. Don't go into this film thinking it's a romantic comedy, like many do, because it's far from it.

stevenecarrier
Steven Carrier

Super Reviewer

½

Extremely underrated

arashxak
Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

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