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Short Cuts
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
1 star
Short Cuts Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: With Bob Sandine at Cine 1-4
Rating: R Year: 1993 Category: Drama
Director: Robert Altman Time: 187:00:00 min. Writer: Raymond Carver & Robert Altman

Reviews
Mine: Altman has nerve calling this three hour film "Short" Cuts! Really long and totally pointless. Some good performances, but what the heck is the point. It trys for a kind of Pulp Fiction kind of scope and fails badly.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Mordant mosaic of unpleasant, unhappy lives in Southern California, adapted from the short stories of Raymond Carver. Altman paints on another oversized canvas, with a series of marginally interconnected vignettes about various couples, parents, lovers, and friends (from a phone-sex purveyor who feeds her baby while plying her trade to a children's party clown seized by melancholia)... played by a virtual who's who of contemporary talent. As a feat--a directorial achievement--it's something to behold and admire, but as entertainment it's less rewarding. Super 35.
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Cast
Andie MacDowell Andie MacDowell as:
Ann Finnigan
Bruce Davidson Bruce Davidson as:
Howard Finnigan
Jack Lemmon Jack Lemmon as:
Paul Finnigan
Julianne Moore Julianne Moore as:
Marian Wyman
Matthew Modine as:
Dr. Ralph Wyman
Anne Archer Anne Archer as:
Chaire Kane
Fred Ward Fred Ward as:
Stuart Kane
Jennifer Jason Leigh Jennifer Jason Leigh as:
Lois Kaiser
Chris Penn as:
Jerry Kaiser
Lili Taylor Lili Taylor as:
Honey Bush
Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. as:
Bill Bush
Madeleine Stowe as:
Sherri Shepard
Tim Robbins Tim Robbins as:
Gene Shepard
Lily Tomlin Lily Tomlin as:
Doreen Piggot
Tom Waits Tom Waits as:
Earl Piggot
Frances McDormand Frances McDormand as:
Betty Weathers
Lyle Lovett Lyle Lovett as:
Andy Bitkower