A Perfect Couple (1979)

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Movie Info

Robert Altman cooled his "innovative" jets to make the innocuous romantic comedy A Perfect Couple. Marta Heflin plays a member of a boisterous rock group. Paul Dooley is a bashful bachelor from a tradition-bound Greek family. Heflin and Dooley meet via a computer dating service, whereupon all the expected comedy setups avail themselves, though most of these setups are played as seriously as if this film were +MacBeth. The best moments are the scenes with Heflin's musical group, though there are far too many of these. While Perfect Couple didn't make a dime, it still represents one of Altman's better "chamber" films.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Romance
Directed By:
Written By:
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Runtime:
Studio:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Cast

Henry Gibson
as Fred Bott
Ted Neeley
as Teddy
Marta Heflin
as Sheila Shea
Paul Dooley
as Alex Theodopoulos
Fred Beir
as The Imperfect Couple
Ren Woods
as Guest Appearance
Titos Vandis
as Panos Theodopoulos
Belita Moreno
as Eleousa
Ann Ryerson
as Skye 147 veterinarian
Tony Berg
as Lead Guitar and Musical Director
Poppy Lagos
as Melpomeni Bott
Tomi-Lee Bradley
as Sydney-Ray
Susan Blakeman
as Penelope Bott
Tom Pierson
as Conductor for Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Craig Doerge
as Keyboards
Art Wood
as Drums
Jette Seear
as The Imperfect Couple
Jeff Eyrich
as Bass Guitar
David Luell
as Saxophone
Butch Sanford
as Guitar
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Critic Reviews for A Perfect Couple

All Critics (3)

Romance, like cinema, is a reconstructionist work for Altman

Full Review… | March 15, 2010
CinePassion

It's one of those uneven pics that is neither good nor bad, but has its own unique charms.

Full Review… | July 19, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Altman said "I'd like to do a love story where the leads are just ordinary schlumps."

Full Review… | June 16, 2007
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Audience Reviews for A Perfect Couple

½

Offbeat and certainly unusual for Robert Altman. Unique casting, Marta Heflin and Paul Dooley just somehow don?t connect. It has some fine music, but it is slow moving and coldly uninvolving.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

Offbeat and certainly unusual for Robert Altman. Unique casting, Marta Heflin and Paul Dooley just somehow don't connect. It has some fine music, but it is slow moving and coldly uninvolving.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

A quiet but sweet romance movie.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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