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Siskoid's avatar


A 3-hour web of incident loosely based on Raymond Carver's stories. It's like The Player or Nashville, but using the middle class, and it's at once tragic, darkly funny and elliptical. The huge cast (which includes such diverse actors as Julianne Moore, Jack Lemmo and Lyle Lovett) are connected in large and small ways, and their stories hold some truth. Behavioral truth is important to Altman, and that can be seen in how he uses casual nudity in a non-sexual way, just to show how couples, for example, are at ease with each other (and only once is it distracting, or perhaps we are made to feel the scene's discomfort). What I loved about this film is that it's about what we don't know. What we as an audience don't know and have to fill in with our imaginations, and what the characters don't know and how it motivates the mistakes they make in the piece
8 years 10 months ago
CafeAmericain's avatar


Just saw this and thought it was fantastic! Immediately marked it as favorite..
13 years 9 months ago
devilsadvocado's avatar


Stylistically, it's true, 90s Altman is a bit made-for-TV. But he does have a very natural way of drawing a good story out of his actors, and I'm never disappointed with his efforts. On the other hand, I have still yet to watch an Altman film that I flat out love.
12 years ago
blueboybob's avatar


Maybe I didn't get it but it just wasn't good. At 3 hours its kind of painful
13 years 5 months ago
Apecas's avatar


2021 is too late to watch this film. Irritating is the nicest thing to say about it. And so many great actresses and actors and no one had an interesting role.
3 years 6 months ago
arunraj's avatar


is he suppose to have more than three hours to say this kind of stories?????? i don't think so .........waste of time........
13 years 4 months ago
The_Comatorium's avatar



My Review
10 years 11 months ago
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