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Ready to Wear (1994)
"Prêt-à-Porter" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  25 December 1994 (USA)
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A chronicle of the interconnected lives of a group of people in the lead up to Paris Fashion Week.

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Cast

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Olivier de la Fontaine
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Sophie Choiset
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Milo O'Brannigan
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Simone Lowenthal (as Anouk Aimee)
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Jack Lowenthal
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Pilar (as Rossy De Palma)
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Albertine
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Cy Bianco
Tom Novembre ...
Reggie
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Storyline

A fashion show in Paris draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Lots of unconnected stories which all revolve around this show, and an all-star cast. Written by Rob Hartill

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »
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25 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Ready to Wear  »

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£1,120,302 (UK) (17 March 1995)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Altman filmed extensively during the real Parisian fashion catwalks, capturing the real spring collections of that year and a host of real-life celebrities. Altman and his writer Barbara Shulgasser then integrated several different storylines into the footage that they had acquired. See more »

Goofs

In the hotel room, Anne Eisenhower lifts a glass of wine from Joe Flynn's dining cart with her left hand and takes a drink. Joe makes a comment and it can be seen that Anne's left arm is up to her face (she is visible from the chest down), but when we cut back to Anne the glass is in her right hand as she puts it down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[subtitled version - opening lines are in French, the English subtitles are a very rough translation]
Olivier de la Fontaine: [opening letter] Moscow? What's this about? Put that on the desk. Dear Mr. de la Fontaine: blah, blah, blah, blah... blah, blah, blah, blah...
Isabella de la Fontaine: [to dog] Robin. Robin. I told you not to! It's dirty. You shouldn't do that. Not in the house.
[to Olivier de la Fontaine]
Isabella de la Fontaine: You're a shit.
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Crazy Credits

The film's opening scene where Mastroianni buys the 2 Dior ties is set in Moscow's Red Square and the first 2 lines of credits (a Miramax production and a Robert Altman film) appear solely in Cyrillic characters See more »

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Soundtracks

From 'The Pirates of Penzance'
Written by William S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan (as Gilbert & Sullivan)
Performed by The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
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A little too... something
20 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen it a couple of times. I understand Altman was maybe trying to create a disjointed, farcial almost surreal type atmosphere, but I found the lack of cohesiveness and clear cut thread annoying and it caused me to not care about the film or its characters. Being just a regular jane and not blessed with 15 or so credits in Film-making at NYU, the subtly of the art was lost on me. I desperately wanted just a little exposition to grab onto, and all the film's inside jokes and vague, obscure references to Italian films I found to be self indulgent. I'm not saying this film was bad - just bad for me. I think he could have pulled off the same feel and frenzied little European farce with a TOUCH more connective tissue in the plot. Not a lot, just a little for the audience to care about the story, the characters and whatnot. The thing I found in the film that I even cared more than a fig about was the Simone storyline.


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