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Dr. T & the Women is 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 Dallasmarker, Texas and was released in US theaters on October 13, 2000.

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Plot

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 Roger Ebert 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 reported that the film received 58% positive reviews, based on 102 reviews. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 64 out of 100, based on 35 reviews.

References

  1. Box Office Mojo
  2. Roger Ebert


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