Dr. T and the Women (2000) - Synopsis
Richard Gere heads up an extraordinary ensemble cast, including Academy Award® winner Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern, Shelley Long, Tara Reid, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Robert Hays, Matt Malloy, Andy Richter, Lee Grant and Janine Turner in Robert Altman's comedy/romance "Dr. T and the Women. " The film finds the maverick director revisiting a favorite topic: relationships between men and women.
In "Dr. T and the Women," Dr. Sullivan Travis (Gere) is a man at the top of his game, a rich and successful Dallas gynecologist whose "religion" is women. Dr. T worships women.
In his immediate family and in his office, they surround him. He is loving and giving to each and every one at all times - he is their savior, and he would have it no other way. And sure enough, as in the story of Job, one day a higher force decides to test his faith. Once a man in complete control of his universe, Dr. T now finds himself buffeted by chaos and confusion.
The doctor of choice for the city's society elite, Dr. T is steadily losing ground to his overbooked schedule, despite the efforts of his devoted chief nurse, Carolyn (Long). His home life starts to boil over as well: his beloved wife Kate (Fawcett) has regressed into a childlike state just as plans for the upcoming wedding of the cheerleader daughter Dee Dee (Hudson) are shifting into high gear.
Adding to the chaos, Dr. T's champagne-loving sister-in-law Peggy (Dern) has moved in with her three little girls, while Kennedy conspiracy-buff daughter Connie (Reid) is sounding the alarm about Dee Dee's chosen maid of honor, the mysterious Marilyn (Tyler).
Overwhelmed, Dr. T begins spending more time at his country club's golf course, adding a new woman to his life-the easygoing golf pro, Bree (Hunt).
The story of Job in the Bible ends with Job crawling around the desert looking for answers, and a voice in a whirlwind offers him with this: "Life is not a puzzle to be solved, but a riddle to be pondered." Look for a handful of surprise at the end of "Dr. T and the Women," a few that arrive with the gale force of an afternoon Texas blue norther.