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Beyond Therapy (1987)

R | | Comedy | April 1987 (USA)
This is an insane and fast-paced romantic comedy about a bizarre dinner date among Bruce (Goldblum) and Prudence (Hagerty), and their lunatic therapists, and Bruce's jealous, gun-wielding ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Altman

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Christopher Durang (screenplay), Robert Altman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Hagerty ... Prudence
Jeff Goldblum ... Bruce
Glenda Jackson ... Charlotte
Tom Conti ... Stuart
Christopher Guest ... Bob
Geneviève Page ... Zizi
Cris Campion ... Andrew
Sandrine Dumas ... Cindy
Bertrand Bonvoisin Bertrand Bonvoisin ... Le Gérant
Nicole Evans Nicole Evans ... The Cashier
Louis-Marie Taillefer Louis-Marie Taillefer ... Le Chef
Matthew Leonard-Lesniak Matthew Leonard-Lesniak ... Mr. Bean (as Matthew Lesniak)
Laure Killing Laure Killing ... Charlie
Gilbert Blin Gilbert Blin ... Waiter
Vincent Longuemare Vincent Longuemare ... Waiter
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Storyline

This is an insane and fast-paced romantic comedy about a bizarre dinner date among Bruce (Goldblum) and Prudence (Hagerty), and their lunatic therapists, and Bruce's jealous, gun-wielding homosexual lover Stuart, and Stuart's over-protective mother, and a whole group of very odd New York characters. Will Bruce and Prudence find love amidst all the craziness? Written by nt.1

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Comic relief for incurable romantics. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Therapie Zwecklos See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$286,840, 1 March 1987

Gross USA:

$790,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$790,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of three films directed by Robert Altman which were first released in the year of 1987. The others were the tele-movie Basements (1987) and Altman's "Les Boréades" segment of Aria (1987). See more »

Quotes

Stuart: I ejaculate quickly on porpoise!
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Connections

References Every Girl Should Be Married (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Someone To Watch Over Me
Composed by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Yves Montand
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Durang Beyond Altman
7 February 1999 | by NJMoonSee all my reviews

Suffice it to say, Altman totally botches Chris Durang's first stage to screen transfer by inflicting his insidious sense of style and humor -- which, while sometimes a hoot (MASH and NASHVILLE)-- here are constantly at odds with Durang's sardonic characters and quirky phrasing. Oddly though, there are super perfs by Glenda Jackson and Tom Conti. Funny line about SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY in stageplay is retained here despite Ms. Jackson's participation in the scene ("You remember...that English actress.") Altman's final pull-out is stunningly creative and confounding. What the...??? Sum-up: patrons at multiplex walk through door with sign over it simply reading "THERAPY". Indeed.


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