Dr. T. and the Women starts out in his gynecologist office with a patient
strapped in the stirrups. Believe me, this is no western.
I found the characters somewhat shallow
and dull, with non-stop talking. It made it confusing and impossible
to focus on. Most of the scenes lasted much too long, which made
them disturbing and annoying.
Maybe a few funny laughs, but never any
feeling of a solid story line I could be caught up in or follow.
A no-flow show.
It's raging hormones and erratic plot lines
as Steel Magnolias meets Magnolia, in what could
be arguably called Robert Altman's worst film to date.
Don't get me wrong, this dramady is competently
directed, and the actors do their best to follow the Anne Rapp
script, but it's full of numerous loose ends and an ending that
Director Robert Altman shapes a tantalizing,
bold story about a popular gynecologist trying to juggle all
the women in his life.
The action is slow to develop, but the
picture is loaded with so many keen observations and opposing
ideas which in one case represents a new generation of women
tilting the traditional ritual dance of knights and ladies.
The movie lacks the rumbling vibrations
of a major Altman film, but it's an amusing and excited look
at a man in full confusion, who's like a befuddled prisoner in
his own palace of disorderly chaos.