Dr. T & the Women
is a 2000
American romantic comedy film
. It stars Richard Gere
as wealthy gynecologist
Dr. Sullivan Travis ("Dr. T") and
, Farrah Fawcett
, 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
Dr. Sullivan Travis "Dr. T." 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, suffers a
nervous breakdown and is committed to the state mental hospital.
Dr. T's eldest daughter, Dee Dee, is planning to go through with
her approaching wedding despite the secret that she is a lesbian
and romantically involved with Marilyn, the maid of honor. Dr. T's
youngest daughter, Connie, is a spunky conspiracy theorist who has
her own agenda to everything, while Dr. T's loyal secretary,
Carolyn, has romantic feelings for him, which are not mutual. Dr.
T's sister-in-law, Peggy, meddles in every situation she stumbles
into, while one woman, Bree, 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.
Release and critical reception
Dr. T & the Women
was released in US cinemas on
October 13, 2000, and earned $5,012,867 in its opening weekend on
1,489 screens, ultimately grossing $13,113,041 in the United
States. It was later released in the United Kingdom on July 6,
2001, and went on to gross $9,731,250 in foreign profits.
The film received mixed reviews from critics. Renowned critic
gave the film three stars,
stating "When you hear that Dr. T is a gynecologist played by
Richard Gere, you assume he is a love machine mowing down his
patients. Nothing could be further from the truth".The review
aggregator Rotten Tomatoes
that the film received 58% positive reviews, based on 102 reviews.
reported the film had an
average score of 64 out of 100, based on 35 reviews.
- Box Office Mojo
- Roger Ebert