Town & Country (2000)



Critic Consensus: 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.

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: R (sexuality and language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Michael Laughlin, Buck Henry
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 16, 2001
Box Office: $6.3M
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as Porter Stoddard

as Ellie Stoddard

as Eugenie Claybourne

as Mr. Claybourne

as Mrs. Claybourne

as Alice Stoddard

as Tom Stoddard

as Suttler

as Mistress of Ceremoni...

as Yolanda

as Alejandro

as McKlellen

as Margaret

as Mrs. Hadley

as Peter Principal

as Spider

as Quasimodo

as Tour Guide

as Translator

as Japanese Guset No. 1

as Japanese Guest No. 2

as Male Party Guest

as Female Party Guest

as Griffin's Redhead

as Golf Caddy

as Party Guest

as Herself -- Singer

as Chauffeur

as Juke Joint Guy

as Dinnerware Man

as Cab Driver

as Man at Table

as Guard No. 1

as Guard No. 2

as Lady on Stairs
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Critic Reviews for Town & Country

All Critics (105) | Top Critics (31)

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

Full Review… | May 2, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

Nothing [the couples] can say or do can make me care whether they stay together or split up or turn gay.

Full Review… | April 27, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

The whole thing is too big, too loud, too expensive and has too much Diane Keaton.

Full Review… | April 27, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

Enjoyable but ultimately mystifying.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
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
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

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."


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.

Naughtia Nahazhina

Super Reviewer


boy was this a complete disater, it sat for years before it was realized and it cost tons of money, I was so looking to see this mess and I was not disappointed.

richard s

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