Alex Theodopolous is a mid-40s, divorced Greek-American who has moved back to the spacious estate of his autocratic immigrant father, who is also his boss in the family's successful antique importing business. He meets Shiela Shea through a dating service, but their first date turns into an unmitigated disaster when they are caught in thundershower during an outdoor concert, and Alex's car malfunctions. Twenty-something Sheila is part of traveling rock band which lives a gypsy-like existence in a communal loft under their controlling leader. Can Alex and Shiela overcome cultural, age, and lifestyle differences and find happiness?Written by
According to 'DVD Talk', "[Director Robert] Altman purposely kept 'A Perfect Couple' a little ragged [i.e. low-budget and without big names]. He wanted his lead actors to be more like normal people than big movie stars". See more »
You've got to stay in bed for a while. Do you want somme pain killers?
Some doctors don't like to give out painkillers, but when you've seen as much pain as I have, it makes you want to kill it.
I don't think you two should be kissing while I'm suturing,
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Romantic comedy that actually has more music than either romance or comedy
This decidedly unconventional romantic comedy is watchable, but is neither very romantic, nor very funny; more often it seems like a promo for a pop music band. One half of the "perfect couple", Marta Heflin, has some appeal, but Paul Dooley lacks charm, and their instant connection is not believable. The liveliest performance is given by Ann Ryerson as a horny possible date, but unfortunately her part is very small. Still, at least compared to the same year's "H.E.A.L.T.H", also by Robert Altman, which I saw yesterday, this one has a bit more structure to it. **1/2 out of 4.
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