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Pret a Porter

Year: 1994
Studio: Miramax
Director: Robert Altman
Producer: Robert Altman
Writer: Robert Altman
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, Kim Basinger, Stephen Rea, Rupert Everett, Forest Whitaker, Richard E Grant, Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Lauren Bacall, Lyle Lovett, Sally Kellerman, Linda Hunt, Teri Garr, Danny Aiello, Harry Belafonte, Cher, Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington
This film encompasses everything that's a little bit wrong with some Robert Altman movies. The realistic dialogue, the don't-know-where-to-look approach to staging, the Kitchen sink approach to what people are saying, capturing every part of every conversation rather than just the story and exposition you need.

It's Altman's take on the modelling industry, but where his take on Hollywood (The Player), the English aristocracy (Gosford Park) and old time, down-home live radio (A Prairie Home Companion) had coherent stories, this one is a rambling string of people talking over each other and neither they nor the movie getting anywhere.

From memory I turned it off barely forty minutes in.

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