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3 Women (1977)

 -  Drama  -  25 May 1977 (France)
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Pinky is an awkward adolescent who starts work at a spa in the California desert. She becomes overly attached to fellow spa attendant, Millie when she becomes Millie's room-mate. Mille is a... See full summary »

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Mrs. Rose
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Ms. Bunweill
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Dr. Maas
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Pinky is an awkward adolescent who starts work at a spa in the California desert. She becomes overly attached to fellow spa attendant, Millie when she becomes Millie's room-mate. Mille is a lonely outcast who desperately tries to win attention with constant up-beat chatter. They hang out at a bar owned by a strange pregnant artist and her has-been cowboy husband. After two emotional crises, the three woman steal and trade personalities until they settle into a new family unit that seems to give each woman what she was searching for. Written by danetta cox cordova

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1 woman became 2/2 women became 3/3 women became 1

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When Pinky spills the shrimp cocktail all over herself, originally filmed to scare Millie, she jokingly takes a knife and lays on the floor with it to make it appear as if she was stabbed. This scene was edited out but a segment was used in the dream sequence. See more »

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When Millie and Pinkie prepare for dinner party, the time line is way out of whack. Scene begins in early morning, as Millie wakes Pinkie and tells her she is going grocery shopping for the dinner. Millie returns from store (presumably within an hour or so), Pinkie carries out garbage after spilling shrimp cocktail on herself and, en route to trash cans, meets dinner guests who say they can't come because they're on way to a beer joint instead - a scene that would have occurred no later than mid-morning and means that seven or more hours are unaccounted for. See more »

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Millie Lammoreaux: Don't you remember her, Dr. Maas? Pinky Rose. She's all well now, and she wants to come back to work.
Dr. Maas: Rose? I don't - Lammoreaux, Bunweill's in charge of personnel. And if there's no place for her here, there's no place for her.
Millie Lammoreaux: But she's already worked here. She's really good, Dr. Maas. Everybody liked her. Really.
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Altman's best movie
21 February 1999 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

Put together a top-shelf Raymond Carver story and the last two reels of 2001 and you have a dim idea of the unique genius of Altman's 1977 masterpiece, probably the most original movie ever made within the studio system. Shelley Duvall is a practiced flirt and would-be social butterfly, oblivious to the total failure of her Donna Reed mystique, and Sissy Spacek is the childlike tag-along who idolizes her. That's all I'll say about the story, which makes turns you couldn't have guessed at in ways that can't be summarized. Humane, funny, staggeringly strange and deeply creepy, THREE WOMEN defines certain social strata and modes of interaction that you've never seen in a movie before or since--and then goes out on a mystical limb that makes the last third of APOCALYPSE NOW look prosaic. With all due respect to NASHVILLE, MCCABE and many others, Altman never made a better film.


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