Three to Tango


Three to Tango

Critics Consensus

A mediocre episode of Friends has more humor and less offensive gay jokes.



Total Count: 65


Audience Score

User Ratings: 36,654
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In this romantic comedy of mistaken identity, Oscar Novak (Matthew Perry) and Peter Steinberg (Oliver Platt) are a pair of struggling but talented Chicago architects given the chance of a lifetime: Charles Newman (Dylan McDermott), an extremely wealthy business tycoon, is considering hiring them to design a multi-million dollar cultural center. However, Oscar and Peter aren't the only ones who've been asked to contribute ideas for the project; Decker and Strauss (John C. McGinley and Bob Balaban), two highly successful designers that Oscar and Peter used to work for, have also been approached by Newman, who thinks that a competition between the two teams would be good fun and good press. Oscar is determined to show his dedication to the job, so when Newman asks him to start keeping tabs on his girlfriend Amy (Neve Campbell), he's happy to oblige. Oscar proves a sad excuse for a private eye, and finds himself falling in love with the woman that he's supposed to trail. To complicate matters, Charles gave Oscar the assignment because he was sure that Oscar is gay, and he hasn't been shy about telling people; soon Amy is convinced, along with most of Chicago. And while Oscar doesn't want to upset Newman, he also doesn't want to start living a lie, especially one that would keep him away from the woman he loves. So when Oscar is named Chicago's Gay Professional of the Year, what's a (straight) guy to do? Three to Tango features such familiar TV faces as Matthew Perry from Friends, Neve Campbell from Party of Five, and Dylan McDermott from The Practice.

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Matthew Perry
as Oscar Novak
Neve Campbell
as Amy Post
Dylan McDermott
as Charles Newman
Oliver Platt
as Peter Steinberg
Cylk Cozart
as Kevin Cartwright
Kelly Rowan
as Olivia Newman
Kent Staines
as Gallery Owner
Ho Chow
as Cabbie
Michael Proudfoot
as Diner Waiter
Shaun Smyth
as Intern No. 1
Robin Brûlé
as Intern No. 2
Brett Heard
as Intern No. 3
Les Porter
as Peter's Friend No. 1
Andrew Dolha
as Peter's Friend No. 2
Ned Vukovic
as Peter's Friend No. 3
Keith Kemps
as Dinner Guest No. 1
Lowell Conrad
as Dinner Guest No. 2
Rumina Abadjieva
as Reception Guest
Lindsey Connell
as Newspaper Reporter
Katherine Steen
as Beautiful Girl
Steve Richard
as Weight Lifter
Sven Van De Ven
as Meeting Leader
Glen Peloso
as Business Man
Barbara Gordon
as Jenny Novak
Roger Dunn
as Edward Novak
Marni Thompson
as Amy's Girlfriend No. 1
Deborah Pollitt
as Amy's Girlfriend No. 2
Anais Granofsky
as Amy's Girlfriend No. 3
Ed Sahely
as George
Tom Forrest
as Kissed Guy
Barbara Redecki
as TV Reporter
Shemekia Copeland
as Blues Singer
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Critic Reviews for Three to Tango

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (47)

Audience Reviews for Three to Tango

  • Sep 20, 2009
    like a crap version of "the apartment" with a gay twist. 1 star for matthew perrys silliness and 1 star for neve campbell existing
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Aug 22, 2009
    Underwhelming. I did LOL a few times in the middle & near the end. But the whole first 1/2 of the movie was flat, unfunny & far too drawn out.
    Mr. C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2009
    Nice, predictable just watchable
    Anna G Super Reviewer
  • Aug 12, 2008
    I like this film just for Neve Campbell. She's so upbeat you can't help but love her character. Before this film I had only seen her in The Craft, which is a major turnover.
    Sam R Super Reviewer

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