Dr. T and the Women...a question...

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  1. Chris Rock

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    At Blockbuster video last night, I was with my wife deciding which free rental to get, and she said, "Let's see Dr. T and the Women", and I reluctantly agreed, since I had rented "Along Came a Spider" last week (and she didn't want to see it). While waiting in line, I noticed that it was rated R for "Graphic Nudity" and "Sexuality". When I pointed this out, she immediately put it back and we got something else.
    This has caused my morbid curiosity to be piqued - what could possibly be classified as "graphic nudity" in a chick-flick like DTatW? Is it something that should be avoided? My wife and I usually avoid titles with obvious sexual overtones and gratuitous nudity.
    Anyone seen it?
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  2. Chad R

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    My wife got suckered into this movie too (I didn't watch it, wasn't home that night) and she said something to the effect that Dr. T is a gynecologist and that some scene was graphic to that regard.
    From what she told me, be glad you skipped it, not one of Altman's best works.
     
  3. Jodee

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    Farrah Fawcett gets naked and frolicks in a mall fountain.
    Also there is a scene in the end that probably merits the rating.
    Spoiler: The scene is a close-up of a woman giving birth.
    I really enjoyed this film and found a lot more to it than a "chick flick." It is pure Robert Altman genius.
     
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    Robert Altman genius??? You have GOT to be kidding!!
     
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    I like Robert Altman and this movie absolutely, unequivocally, stinks!! Read the reviews and lay this sucker to rest.
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    Oh man, that movie stunk! It was a mess. There was no direction, the story was all over the place. There's maybe one and I mean one funny scene in the whole movie. 2 hours of my life that I will never get back [​IMG]
     
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    In the movie there is a graffic full-on crotch shot of a Mexican woman crapping out a kid. I had to get up an leave the room.
     
  8. Jodee

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    Yep, it was genius. It was if Robert Altman had seen "Magnolia" and was waving his middle finger at P.T. Anderson.
    Spoiler:"Like, ok, kid, I'll see you your frog storm and I'll raise you a tornado and a live birth."
    I loved it!
     
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    I enjoyed this movie. I can't really say why, it's been so long since I actually saw the movie. But, it seemed to me to be very much like all of Altman's movies and that is probably why I enjoyed it so much.
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    (I know this is somewhat off topic, but I'm just adding another positive vote for this film.)
    Having loved most of Altman's 70s work (but not really caring for his later work such as "Cookie's Fortune" and "Gingerbread Man"), I thought this film wouldn't be anything interesting. To my surprise, I really enjoyed it and would add it to my collection.
     
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    I am also one of the few who liked this one. I don't like every Altman film, but I went for this. Definitly Richard Gere's best work (I'm usually not a fan of his), and it has many gutsy, unique things going for it. Altman seems to be using Dallas and this poor gynocologist as metaphors for the United States and modern gender relational issues.
    NOT a chick flick, BTW! But my wife dug it nonetheless.
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    Seeing the posts here makes me want to watch this Altman movie again. I bought the DVD when it was first released, had a lot of fun watching it, and had not watched it again.
    In my memory of it, I do not recall most of what has been described above. I did like the performance by Richard Gere; I don't normally like him. Shelley Long's performance made me laugh, and it's what I remember best from the film. Also, I remember fashions and vivid colors in one of the early scenes.
    I think that one of my upcoming weekend activities will be to watch "Dr. T and the Women" again.
    Keith Smith
     

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