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Town & Country (2000)



Average Rating: 3.5/10
Reviews Counted: 90
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 78

Afflicted with extensive re-editing and re-writing, this sex comedy feels confusingly choppy. Also, the main characters are so wealthy and privileged that it's difficult to feel sympathy for their problems.


Average Rating: 3.8/10
Critic Reviews: 26
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 21

Afflicted with extensive re-editing and re-writing, this sex comedy feels confusingly choppy. Also, the main characters are so wealthy and privileged that it's difficult to feel sympathy for their problems.



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This long-delayed romantic comedy from director Peter Chelsom stars Warren Beatty as a wealthy New York architect, Porter Stoddard. The revelation that his best friend Griffin (Garry Shandling) is cheating on his wife Mona (Goldie Hawn) leads to a mid-life crisis of sorts for Porter, jeopardizing his marriage to Ellie (Diane Keaton). When Mona leaves Griffin for her family's antebellum home in Mississippi, Porter accompanies her to lend his professional assistance in designing some home


Drama, Comedy


Oct 16, 2001


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All Critics (105) | Top Critics (31) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (78) | DVD (17)

An antediluvian portrayal of male midlife crisis, reducing any imaginable extramarital complication to a crass matter of gender warfare.

May 2, 2001 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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Nothing [the couples] can say or do can make me care whether they stay together or split up or turn gay.

April 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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The whole thing is too big, too loud, too expensive and has too much Diane Keaton.

April 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Town & Country is no Ishtar, but it's no Shampoo either.

April 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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Enjoyable but ultimately mystifying.

December 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Por que deveríamos nos interessar por estes ricaços fúteis e seus ridículos problemas amorosos?

January 22, 2004
Cinema em Cena

Some scenes are all wind-up and no pitch, but Town & Country and its perfect cast often meander into hilarious insights on the frailty of love.

October 3, 2003 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

...guess what? It really does suck.

August 1, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

The stars play the same tired characters they have made a grand living off for too many years.

April 28, 2003 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Instead of humorous, this film is obtuse. Instead of romantic, it's boorish. Do yourself a favor and just pass on this bloated piece of gunk and rent some of the earlier films from director Woody Allen, which "Country" so woefully tries to emulate.

December 19, 2002
Billings Outpost (Montana)

a Waterford crystal candy dish full of dusty mints ... an episodic, paper-thin story that seems to have been lifted from a 35-year-old Jack Lemmon movie.

June 9, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Everything that happens after the first 80 minutes or so falls so flat you can see the actors wincing.

February 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
Goatdog's Movies

Ejemplo claro de lo que no se debe hacer a la hora de escribir un guión.

October 8, 2001 Full Review Source: Moviola

Hay directores que matarían por tal reparto, pero esta vez no hay mucho que destacar a pesar de la calidad que respalda a cada uno de ellos. Una comedia regular...

September 26, 2001

If Town & Country were a play, it would already have closed.

June 2, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The script is this film's weakest link - it's telling that most of the (few) laughs come from old-fashioned physical slapstick and the sight of Beatty in a bear suit.

May 23, 2001 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

struggles for commitment

May 13, 2001 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

"From the beginning, the making of this movie was a blueprint for disaster. It's a feeble, badly edited, slapstick sex comedy."

May 6, 2001 Full Review Source:

After all the expense and time New Line spent on the film, it's likely to be forgotten by moviegoers within a month.

May 5, 2001 Full Review Source:

the nondescript direction and slipshod film editing... fail to draw out any of the conflicts in an interesting way

May 4, 2001 Full Review Source:

This romantic dud is the kind of fowl weather friend everyone will want to pluck. As an affair or two or more to remember, Town & Country is better off Lost & Forgotten.

May 4, 2001 Full Review Source: Nitrate Online
Nitrate Online

It misses the mark more often than it hits, but it's no catastrophe.

May 3, 2001
New Times

A thoroughbred cast ... flounders frenetically with sweaty desperation.

April 30, 2001 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for Town & Country

Cast: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Nastassja Kinski, Garry Shandling, Andie MacDowell, Jenna Elfman, Marc Casabani, Josh Hartnett, Buck Henry, Charlton Heston, Marian Seldes, Katharine Towne, Tricia Vessey

Director: Peter Chelsom

Summary: Porter Stoddard (Warren Beatty) finds himself knee-deep in trouble when he cheats on his wife (Diane Keaton) with the gorgeous Alex (Nastassja Kinski). And his best friend (Garry Shandling) is no help; he's cheating on his wife (Goldie Hawn) with another man! Together, the philandering pair heads to Idaho to escape their troubles -- but midlife malaise and new temptations might just derail the duo.

My Thoughts: "I wanted to see a fun and funny movie, and it's exactly what I got with this film. I laughed throughout the film. It is by far not the best comedy or the best work these actor's have done. The script is all over the place. BUT, it is what I was looking for in a film tonight. Lots of great off-beat characters. Especially the Claybourne family. Hysterical! It's just what I wanted, to turn off the brain and relax and just enjoy a laugh. Definitely a comedy I wouldn't mind seeing again."
November 15, 2010

Super Reviewer

I thought this movie was fun. It's about two couples who through several years of marriage find themselves in crisis because the men are unfaithful to their wives. This movie wasn't great but it wasn't bad either. Fun to watch though.
January 23, 2011
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