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Town & Country (2001)

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Porter Stoddard is a well-known New York architect who is at a crossroads... a nexus where twists and turns lead to myriad missteps, some with his wife Ellie, others with longtime friends ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Chelsom
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Beatty ... Porter
Nastassja Kinski ... Alex
Diane Keaton ... Ellie
Goldie Hawn ... Mona
Garry Shandling ... Griffin
Vincent Lascoumes Vincent Lascoumes ... Waiter
William Hootkins ... Barney (as Bill Hootkins)
Terri Hoyos ... Yolanda
Josh Hartnett ... Tom (as Joshua Hartnett)
Tricia Vessey ... Alice
Marc Casabani ... Omar
Del Zamora ... Alejandro
Katharine Towne ... Holly
Tony Abatemarco ... McKlellen
Eve Crawford Eve Crawford ... Margaret
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Storyline

Porter Stoddard is a well-known New York architect who is at a crossroads... a nexus where twists and turns lead to myriad missteps, some with his wife Ellie, others with longtime friends Mona and her husband Griffin. Deciding which direction to take often leads to unexpected encounters with hilarious consequences. Written by Sarah Lean <Sarah.Lean@talk21.com>

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There's no such thing as a small affair.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aitia diazygiou See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,029,858, 29 April 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,719,973

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,652,318
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Chelsom and Warren Beatty clashed frequently over various details in the script and the visuals. See more »

Goofs

When Porter and Griffin are having lunch in the hotel the girl (who becomes Porter's first affair) is playing a double bass in the lobby. The soundtrack music, apart from being very obviously not synchronised with what she is playing, is a viola or possibly violin - definitely not a bass. See more »

Quotes

Eugenie: Mother, I think you really have a problem.
Eugenie's Mother: You're damned right I have a problem. He won't do it to me anymore. Yes, his limp carrot is the root of all my problems. All my doctors tell me so. Every motherfucking one of them.
[Raises glass]
Eugenie's Mother: Fucking. Going upstairs.
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 2001 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Preachin' the Blues
Written by Jimmie Wood & J.J. Holiday
Performed by Imperial Crowns
Courtesy of Engel Entertainment
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User Reviews

Beatty, DeLuca, Keaton, Hawn aboard train wreck; 87 careers dead
4 May 2001 | by nunculusSee all my reviews

You have to wonder what combination of roofies and blackmail

New Line's former kingpin Michael DeLuca used to lure Warren

Beatty into this grotesque travesty of a Philip Barry comedy. TOWN

& COUNTRY is one of those rare movies that preoccupy you for

their entire running time with questions bearing in no way on the

story onscreen. Questions like: How did this get greenlit? Why

would someone send a comedy into production with no script?

Why would someone let a comedy finish production with no script?

Did these very gifted people (there are good, hard-working, clean

and industrious performances from Beatty, Diane Keaton, Goldie

Hawn, Jenna Elfman and Nastassja Kinski) think this was funny

when they read it? When they were shooting it? Did the crew just

kind of stand there in stony silence?

Considering the combined ages of the cast, and the movie's

splashy failure in an era where teen mediocrities rule the earth,

and the movie's damage to the career of its director, Peter

Chelsom, a talented man who's not to blame, the whole thing

provokes, not bitchy snickers, but a sigh of profound sadness.


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