Town And Country (2001)

PETER CHELSOM

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   0

USA, 2001.  New Line Cinema, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, FR Production, Longfellow Pictures, Simon Fields Productions.  Screenplay by , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

After three years of rewrites, reshoots and re-edits, this Warren Beatty vehicle was released and fell mightily flat with a huge crash. Beatty and Garry Shandling are two men who can’t stop cheating on their wives; Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton are the women who are being betrayed by these philandering gits. All the other talented performers, from Jenna Elfman to Andie MacDowell to Joshua Hartnett, are wasted in thankless roles that for the most part don’t even make any sense. The film’s script has absolutely no humour beyond the odd moment, and most of its scenes end without ever having gone anywhere. Even Beatty can’t avoid the fact that he is just too old to be in something so ridiculous; with no character strength written in, how are we supposed to believe that all these gorgeous women a third his age would fall for this twelve hundred year-old goofball?  Unbelievable that this is written by the man who wrote To Die For and co-wrote Heaven Can Wait with Beatty.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s