Dr. T and the Women


Dr. T and the Women

Critics 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.



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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 Champagne-loving sister-in-law Peggy has moved in with her three little girls, while Kennedy conspiracy buff daughter Connie is sounding the alarm about Dee Dee's chosen maid of honor, the mysterious Marilyn. Overwhelmed, Dr. T begins spending more time at his country club's golf course, adding a new woman to his life - the easygoing new golf pro Bree. Life is about to change for Dr. T, hitting him with the gale force of a Dallas Fall storm.

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Richard Gere
as Dr. Sullivan Travis
Helen Hunt
as Bree Davis
Farrah Fawcett
as Kate Travis
Shelley Long
as Carolyn
Tara Reid
as Connie Travis
Kate Hudson
as Dee Dee Travis
Liv Tyler
as Marilyn
Lee Grant
as Dr. Harper
Jeanne Evans
as First Exam Patient
Ramsey Williams
as Menopausal Patient
Dorothy Deavers
as Patient With Cane
Cameron Cobb
as Golf Pro Shop Boy
Mike Scott
as Golf Pro Shop Boy
Susan McLaughlin
as Hospital Receptionist
Oliver Tull
as Psychiatric Ward Nurse
Kelli Finglass
as Cheerleader Director
Judy Trammell
as Cheerleader Choreographer
Wren Arthur
as Dr.T's Staff Member
Scarlett Mc Allsiter
as Dr. T's Staff Member
Angee Hughes
as Dr. T's Staff Member
Tina Parker
as Dr. T's Staff Member
Marsha McClelland
as Dr. T's Staff Member
Angie Bolling
as Dr. T's Patient
Pam Dougherty
as Dr. T's Patient
Nancy Drotning
as Dr. T's Patient
Candace Evans
as Dr. T's Patient
Shawne Fielding
as Dr. T's Patient
Greta Ferell
as Dr. T's Patient
Andrea Lynch
as Dr. T's Patient
Susana Gibb
as Dr. T's Patient
Meagan Magnum
as Dr. T's Patient
Yvonna Lynn
as Dr. T's Patient
Lyn Mongomery
as Dr. T's Patient
Shawana McGoverna
as Dr. T's Patient
Laurel Whitsett
as Dr. T's Patient
Andrea Moore
as Dr. T's Patient
Morgana Shaw
as Dr. T's Patient
Kirk Riley
as Dr. T's Patient
Louanne Stephens
as Dr. T's Patient
Jane Simoneau
as Dr. T's Patient
Sarah Wallace
as Dr. T's Patient
Libby Villari
as Dr. T's Patient
Gail Cronauer
as Dr. T's Patient
Kim Terry
as Dr. T's Patient
Gina Hope
as Psychiatric Patient
Katherine Bongfeldt
as Psychiatric Patient
Hollie Stenson
as Psychiatric Patient
Erin McGrew
as Psychiatric Patient
Linda Comess
as Psychiatric Patient
Robert Eliott
as City Council
Cynthia Dorn
as City Council
Chris Abbott
as Wedding Party Member
Audrea Ulmer
as Wedding Party Member
Sara Overall
as Wedding Party Member
Nance Watkins
as Wedding Part Member
Elizabeth Ware
as Wedding Party Member
Nina Austin
as Wedding Party Member
Uta Acosta
as Mexican Villager
Dijonee Macias
as Mexican Villager
Norma Clayton
as Mexican Villager
Shaylene Ruiz
as Mexican Villager
Irene Gonzalez
as Mexican Villager
Angela Landini
as Mexican Villager
Eric Taylor
as Birth Baby
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Critic Reviews for Dr. T and the Women

All Critics (108) | Top Critics (34)

  • If the film ultimately feels overindulgent and hardly among [Altman's] best work ... it's still a jauntily entertaining ride.

    Jan 1, 2000
  • Altman and screenwriter Annie Rapp ... have playfully turned upside down any expectations raised by Gere's normally aloof star persona.

    Jan 1, 2000
  • Dr. T is vintage Altman, the best movie he's made since Short Cuts.

    Jan 1, 2000
  • Many of [Altman's] observations have the strength of truth softened by indulgence and ultimate acceptance.

    Jan 1, 2000
  • Loaded with so many keen observations and opposing ideas that it holds interest throughout.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Altman and his congenially matched screenwriter Anne Rapp wrap some stinging psychological and emotional observations in a beguiling package.

    Jan 1, 2000

    Todd McCarthy

    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Dr. T and the Women

  • Nov 15, 2011
    This is one of the funniest films from Robert Altman. The entire cast is terrific, Altman's overlapping dialogue is used perfectly, the huge ensemble cast that would make Paul Thomas Anderson would envy about, and I was fascinated with the women, particularly the relationship between Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler and it's interesting because Altman handles their personal bond with real honesty, maturity, and great humour. "Dr T. And The Women" is a real feel good picture.
    Brian R Super Reviewer
  • Oct 27, 2011
    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 J Super Reviewer
  • Apr 27, 2011
    "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.
    Steven C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 28, 2008
    Extremely underrated
    Arash X Super Reviewer

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