Town & Country (2000)

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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.

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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 improvements and ends up entangled in a romantic assignation with his best friend's estranged wife. He then embarks on a series of other illicit, comical affairs. Among Porter's conquests are a cellist, Alex (Nastassja Kinski), the beautiful Eugenie (Andie MacDowell), and a Halloween reveler named Auburn (Jenna Elfman). He also runs afoul of Eugenie's overprotective father (Charlton Heston), who's armed with a shotgun and disturbingly unable to view his daughter as an adult. Town & Country (2001) is based on a script co-written by Buck Henry.
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R (sexuality and language)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
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$6,275,248.00
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Cast

Charlton Heston
as Mr. Claybourne
Diane Keaton
as Ellie Stoddard
Warren Beatty
as Porter Stoddard
Andie MacDowell
as Eugenie Claybourne
Jenna Elfman
as Auburn
Josh Hartnett
as Tom Stoddard
Buck Henry
as Suttler
Ian McNeice
as Peter Principal
Tricia Vessey
as Alice Stoddard
Azura Skye
as Spider
Holland Taylor
as Mistress of Ceremonies
Scott Adsit
as Cab Driver
Michael Bailey Smith
as Guard No. 2
Johnny Brown
as Chauffeur
Del Zamora
as Alejandro
Marian Seldes
as Mrs. Claybourne
Stephen Fischer
as Tour Guide
Faith Geer
as Mrs. Hadley
Tony Abatemarco
as McKlellen
Masayasu Nakanishi
as Japanese Guset No. 1
Eve Crawford
as Margaret
Angelo Tiffe
as Man at Table
Tom Billett
as Guard No. 1
Stephen Singer
as Male Party Guest
Mark Matheisen
as Juke Joint Guy
Ken Kensei
as Translator
David Lindstedt
as Party Guest
Lois Robbins
as Female Party Guest
Christopher Kubasik
as Dinnerware Man
Terri Hoyos
as Yolanda
Chris Tuttle
as Quasimodo
Akira Takayami
as Japanese Guest No. 2
Morag Dickson
as Griffin's Redhead
Carlos K. McAfee
as Golf Caddy
Lisa Ekdahl
as Herself -- Singer
Bonnie Ellen Miller
as Lady on Stairs
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Critic Reviews for Town & Country

All Critics (91) | Top Critics (26)

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

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

Town & Country is no Ishtar, but it's no Shampoo either.

April 27, 2001
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Bland, disjointed and becomes increasingly bizarre as the film progresses.

Full Review… | April 27, 2001
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The movie's not bad enough to be world-ending, merely clumsy enough to make the offending studio exec clean out his desk.

Full Review… | April 27, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Town & Country

½

A train wreak that you can't look away from. A movie I just saw completely hung over and it sobered me right up. I guess that's a success, but it's so bad. An absurdest comedy.

Robert Iwataki
Robert Iwataki

What a sad waste of a perfect cast! Town & Country had the potential to be a wonderful comedy for adults who are tired of watching gross out and slacker comedies. I was willing to overlook the fact that this film is recorded to be the most money lost in film history and focus on the film itself. What I watched was a disjointed movie with scenes making no sense strung together, since the script was re-written as they continued filming. A director who obviously had no control here, acting that range from the shrill(Golidie Hawn)to over the top(Charlton Heston)to the underused(Natassja Kinski)It all ends with a lame ending, reportedly Warren Beatty's out of control ego demanded changes while filming and clashes with producers and director did not help matters, and Beatty has not been in a film since. Maybe there is justice after all in Hollywood.

Orlando Diaz
Orlando Diaz
½

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.

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