- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 23, 2001
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 10/13/2000
"...Mr. Altman is an unmatched choreographer of life's chaos....[The film] gives the actors room to do some wonderful work..."
USA Today - 10/13/2000
"...Richard Gere [gives] the most appealing and probably best performance of his career....The movie takes on some of the ensemble glories of Altman's underrated A WEDDING..." -- 3.5 out of 4 stars
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 11/01/2000
"...Some of this new film shows Altman at his best....Gere gives a deft performance..."
Variety - 09/04/2000
"...A gently provocative character study and social portrait....Richard Gere's most accessible and sympathetic performance in memory..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/13/2000
"...Mellow yet sneaky....A funny and ebullient look at a man in full confusion." -- Rating: B+
Rolling Stone - 10/26/2000
"...Altman orchestrates Dr. T's odyssey with the precision, heart and lively wit of a virtuoso..."
Hollywood Reporter - 09/05/2000
"...Nobody can choreograph chaos quite like Robert Altman....Hudson and Reid are terrific..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/13/2000
"...Rapp is clearly in sync with Altman's peerless sense of rhythm and knows how to write incisively and economically for Altman's cherished large ensemble cast..."
Uncut - 08/01/2001
"A breathtaking black comedy in the company of women; a slice of heightened life."
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: October 13, 2000.
- Filmed on location in and around Dallas, Texas.
- This is the second consecutive collaboration between former script supervisor Anne Rapp and Altman.
- The hospital where Farrah Fawcett's character is sent is called the Eggenweiler Institute, a reference to Altman's former associate producer Robert Eggenweiler, who passed away in 1999.
- Altman's film made $5 million in its opening weekend, placing it seventh in the box-office race.