Las Vegas Film Society

Town and Country

Comedy
R
Sexuality and language
Directed by: Peter Chelsom
Written by: Michael Laughlin & Buck Henry
Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn
Garry Shandling, Andie MacDowell, Jenna Elfman

With this movie being in reedit limbo, I thought I'd never see this movie see the light of day. But finally, the latest Warren Beatty flick is here!

This time Beatty plays Porter, a well known architect, who is at a point in his life, where he has to make decisions about his wife Ellie)diane Keaton) and close friends, Mona(Goldie Hawn) and Griffin(Garry Shandling).

While this film has choice laughs, it still lacks the formulas for a "great" comedy. You can really see where they had editing problems, where some of the characters are thrown into situations, and not a lot of glue to hold it together.(really choppy)

Also, the scenes with Charleston Heston seemed really out of left field. I was really disappointed with the confrontation at the end, I was expecting a lot more. It just builds up to what seems like is going to be something great, and let's you down. The ending was pretty much stale, kinda sad, because it started out great.

Final thoughts-While this film had little laughs, and is geared more for the "over the hill" age group, I would still recommend it, because nothing else is really worth seeing right now.

-John Steffens


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