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review added: 4/11/00
Three to Tango
1999 (2000) - Warner Bros.
review by Todd Doogan of
The Digital Bits
Disc Ratings (Video/Audio/Extras):
Specs and Features
99 mins, PG-13, letterboxed widescreen (1.85:1), 16x9 enhanced,
full frame (1.33:1), dual-sided, single-layered, Snapper case
packaging, production notes, cast and crew bios, theatrical trailer,
film-themed menu screens, scene access (30 chapters), languages:
English and French (DD 5.1), subtitles: English and French, Closed
great thing about being friends with a mistress - Im free most
Looking for a romantic comedy thats not too light and not too
filling? Well Three to Tango
might be just what youre looking for. Matthew Perry is at his
best here (I dont know if thats a compliment or a put
down), giving his usual kinetic performance this time as an
architect who gets mistaken for a gay man. No big deal, except the
guy hes trying to get a big project from (Dylan McDermott)
wants him to watch his beautiful mistress (Neve Campbell) and keep
her out of trouble (read: having sex with old boyfriends). Who
better to watch a beautiful woman than a gay man? Im sure the
plot of this movie is insulting to someone, but that's Hollywood for
you. Anyway, to get the job, our man Matthew allows himself to be
mistaken but in doing so, a whole world of confusion gets
heaped upon him. Oh what a twisted web we weave. Still, it makes for
some funny moments.
Three to Tango isnt for
everyone. I only liked it a little bit. But its got a little
something, Ill give it that much. Itll work as a
Saturday night date movie.
On DVD, it actually looks pretty darn good. The widescreen side is
an anamorphic transfer, with sharp colors and no artifacting. The
blacks are pretty solid and there isnt a speck of grain to be
found. Its pretty as a picture. The sound is about as plain as
you can get for a Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Its a little more
active on the music side, and is very nicely mixed. The extras are
light to non-existent. Theres a trailer, production notes and
cast and crew bios and that about covers it.
This is a pretty non-threatening flick, that shouldnt cause
too much pain in watching it. Steer your lady friend towards it on
the rental rack at your favorite video store, and you can have a
good time without pretending - take it from someone who knows.
Matthew Perrys one of those guys that just pisses me off...
and yet I liked him in this. Give it a shot.