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Three to Tango (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 October 1999 (USA)
A rich businessman's assumption that his new colleague is gay leads him to ask the man to keep an eye on his mistress. However, the man is not gay, and begins to fall for the woman himself.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Diner Waiter


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All's fair in the war of love.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related situations and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Appuntamento a tre  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,406,135 (USA) (22 October 1999)


$10,544,143 (USA) (10 December 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie had the distinct honor of earning 5 Bags of Popcorn from renowned movie expert, Gregg Turkington of "On Cinema" fame. See more »


In the scene at Amy's apartment, Oscar serves champagne in two glasses: one green and one crystaline. When Amy gets out of the shower, Oscar hands her the green glass. But in the next shot, when Amy and Oscar make a toast and lift their glasses, the glasses have been switched: Oscar holds the green glass and Amy the crystaline one. See more »


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Oscar Novak: It was awful, okay? As soon as we left the gallery, our cab caught on fire. THEN, she elbowed me in the face. THEN, we both threw up. THEN, she slammed a car handle into my balls, okay? The entire night was a total disaster.
Peter Steinberg: You're in ...
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The nice humor makes you forget about most flaws.
26 April 2005 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I've always been a fan of Matthew Perry in the sitcom "Friends". I still think he was absolutely great as Chandler Bing. But so far he could never convince me as an actor on the big silver screen. Somehow it just didn't work out as well as it did in those ten years of "Friends". But this movie is different. I really liked him in this one.

"Three to Tango" is a comedy that sometimes goes a bit too far over the top, but that also offers plenty of fun and laughter which will make you forget about the few annoying moments. I liked the story about the two architects who will act as if they are a gay couple, just to get that important restoration job. When the businessman also asks Oscar to keep an eye on his mistress, believing nothing can go wrong since Oscar is "gay", things start to go really wrong, creating a lot of painful but often funny situations...

I guess the fans of the sitcom "Friends" will love this movie. I know I did and the main reason for that is because Matthew Perry is playing the role he knows best: the likable loser who doesn't do much right. Sure, the movie has it's flaws and no the story isn't world-shockingly original, but it offered me plenty of laughter and that's exactly what I'm looking for in a comedy. That's why I give this movie a 7.5/10.

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