Dr. T & The Women

Dr. T and a lot of A-List Actress's. If you are a fan of Robert Altman you will love Dr. T and the Women. It is an inarticulately woven story that centers around Dr. T and all, and I mean ALL the women that comprise his life and his work. Fawcett plays his unstable wife and the antics of these ladies make me wonder why Dr. T wasnít the one dancing in the fountain at the mall. Itís actually a very good movie. The critics were not to warm to it, but I think itís a true portrayal of people in general. Fawcett does a great job as the fragile and mentally crumbling wife who becomes steadily adolescent throughout the film.

From Wixpedia.com; Dr. T & The Womenis a 2000 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Altman. It stars Richard Gere as wealthy gynecologist Dr. Sullivan Travis ("Dr. T") and Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura Dern, Shelley Long, Tara Reid, Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler as the various "women" that encompass his everyday life. The movie was primarily filmed in Dallas, Texas, and was released in US theaters on October 13, 2000. The film's music was composed by alternative country singer Lyle Lovett, who released an album of his score in September 2000.

THE PLOT

Dr. Sullivan Travis (aka "Dr. T.") (Richard Gere) is a wealthy Dallas gynecologist for some of the wealthiest women in Texas who finds his idealist life beginning to fall apart starting when his wife, Kate (Farrah Fawcett), suffers a nervous breakdown and is committed to the state mental hospital. Dr. T's eldest daughter, Dee Dee (Kate Hudson), is planning to go through with her approaching wedding despite the secret that she is a lesbian and romantically involved with Marilyn (Liv Tyler), the maid of honor. Dr. T's youngest daughter, Connie (Tara Reid), is a spunky conspiracy theorist who has her own agenda to everything, while Dr. T's loyal secretary, Carolyn (Shelley Long), has romantic feelings for him, which are not mutual. Dr. T's sister-in-law, Peggy (Laura Dern), meddles in every situation she stumbles into, while one woman, Bree (Helen Hunt), a golf instructor, is the only one who offers him any comfort and salvation. Towards the end, it seems Bree is seeing one of his golfing buddies.

The star-studded cast list includes: Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Laura Dern, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Shelley Long, Tara Reid, Robert Hays, Matt Malloy, Andy Richter, Lee Grant, Janine Turner and Sarah Shai.