Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) (1994)

Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) (1994)

Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)



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Robert Altman's all-star satire about fashion and murder at a Paris designers' show, where an odd visitor (Marcello Mastroianni) disrupts the participants' lives.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Barbara Shulgasser, Robert Altman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 29, 1999


Marcello Mastroianni
as Sergei/Sergio
Sophia Loren
as Isabella de la Fonta...
Kim Basinger
as Kitty Potter
Julia Roberts
as Anne Eisenhower
Tim Robbins
as Joe Flynn
Stephen Rea
as Milo O'Brannigan
Anouk Aimée
as Simone Lowenthal
Forest Whitaker
as Cy Bianco
Richard E. Grant
as Cort Romney
Lauren Bacall
as Slim Chrysler
Tracey Ullman
as Nina Scant
Sally Kellerman
as Sissy Wanamaker
Linda Hunt
as Regina Krumm
Rupert Everett
as Jack Lowenthal
Lili Taylor
as Fiona Ulrich, New Y...
Danny Aiello
as Major Hamilton, Reta...
Teri Garr
as Louise Hamilton, Maj...
Lyle Lovett
as Clint Lammeraux, Tex...
Jean Rochefort
as Inspector Tantpis, ...
Michel Blanc
as Inspector Forget, As...
Anne Canovas
as Violetta Romney, Wif...
Jean-Pierre Cassel
as Olivier de la Fontai...
François Cluzet
as Jean-Pierre, Nina S...
Rossy de Palma
as Pilar, Simone's Assi...
Kasia Figura
as Vivienne, Sissy Wana...
Ute Lemper
as Albertine, Pregnant ...
Tara Leon
as Kiki Simpson, Model ...
Chiara Mastroianni
as Sophie, Kitty Potter...
Tom Novembre
as Reggie, Cy Bianco's ...
Sam Robards
as Craig, Regina Krumm'...
Georgianna Robertson
as Dane Simpson, Model ...
Laura Benson
as Member of Milo's Ent...
Laurent Lederer
as Member of Milo's Ent...
Constant Anee
as Member of Milo's Ent...
Alexandra Vandernoot
as Sky TV Reporter
Jocely Saint Denis
as Hotel Manager
Andre Penvern
as Hotel Clerk
Maurice Lamy
as Bell Boy
Pascal Mourier
as Fad TV Cameraman
Adrien Stahly
as Fad TV Sound Enginee...
Denis Lepeut
as Fad TV Sound Enginee...
as Herself
as Herself
Elsa Klensch
as Herself
Sonia Rykiel
as Herself
Eve Salvail
as Herself
Kashia Figura
as Vivienne
Alexandra Van Der No...
as Sky-TV Rreporter
Jean-Paul Gaultier
as Designer featured wi...
as Model
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Critic Reviews for Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (10)

Though it credits Mr. Altman and Barbara Shulgasser as writers, this film seems practically scriptless, to the point where much of it plays like a first rehearsal.

Full Review… | May 17, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

The picture is not a social satire. It's a mess.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Altman and his writer, former Chicago Sun-Times reporter Barbara Shulgasser, should have gone further and been meaner; too many of his jokes are generic slapstick, instead of being aimed squarely at industry's targets.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Despite some delicious moments, this sluggish, overlong, halfhearted satire feels like a movie that wanted to go somewhere but never got there.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | December 23, 1994
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)


Altman's lighthearted, amusing and unfairly underrated satire on the fashion industry is a sharp ensemble piece of celebrities, designers and reporters as they meet and stumble across one another at the "prêt-à-porter" extravaganza of Paris Fashion Week.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

I tried four different times to watch this over two hours, but even though it has a cast of thousands (31 stars I guess), it has no continuity and puts you to sleep

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Robert Altman's "Ready to Wear" is far to fluffy to be a significant satire. After the master class double feature of "The Player" and "Short Cuts," Altman tried to combine the structures of each of those films for "Ready to Wear." The result is a misguided, light as a feather comedy about the fashion industry. While the film is fast paced, the lack of any true story or thematic line is missing. There are glimpses of these, which give the appearance that the film could have been more than it is, but it is ultimately pat. But still, "Ready to Wear" can never be called bad, because it's fun, has a great cast of actors and a few pointed scenes that make it worthwhile. Should it have been meaner, like "The Player?" Yes. Should it have been as emotionally resonant as "Short Cuts?" Yes. But "Ready to Wear" is neither of these things and as it stands, it's just light fun.

Steven Carrier

Super Reviewer

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