Three To Tango (1999)


“You know what the most spoken line in movies is?” – Oscar

“What?” – Amy

“Let’s get out of here.” – Oscar

“Huh. It makes sense. It works for a lot of situations. “They’re shooting at us. Lets get out of here.” “Aliens have landed. Lets get out of here.” I want to make mad passionate love to you. Lets get out of here.” – Amy

“Those are good, especially the last one.” – Oscar

Number of Times Seen – At least 5 times (19 Jan 2001, DVD and 18 Nov 2019)

Brief Synopsis – An architect must pretend he is gay in order to help his boss keep an eye on his mistress but the only problem is that he instantly falls in love with her.

My Take on it – This is a film that I recall seeing on DVD when it came out and have always enjoyed watching it.

They do a great job keeping this fun from start to finish and it all enhanced by the great chemistry between stars Matthew Perry and Neve Campbell.

They find a way to make these characters really connect on numerous levels that help endear them to us despite their eccentricities because it comes across as a believable “quick” friendship.

This film has a few sub plots that go a bit overboard yet they find the right balance here in order to help the story later on when, as in most romantic comedies of this nature, the truth inevitably comes out to all of the characters involved.

In addition to Perry and Campbell, Dylan McDermott is also great here.

He finds a way to play the perfect slimeball who somehow remains so lovable to both the other characters and the audience.

He somehow does this in a way that it’s easy to accept his personality yet still watch him play things out.

The supporting cast of this film also do a great job with things and Oliver Platt stands out the most among them and gives us a very funny character who has some poignant moments along the way.

Bottom Line – Really fun romantic comedy that works due to the chemistry between Perry and Campbell. Their characters really connect and that helps make this story come across as being so realistic. They take certain aspects of the story a bit too far yet that helps things further on when the inevitable truth comes out to all of the characters. McDermott is able to play the perfect lovable slimeball which helps make one understand how his character is able to have it all. The supporting cast is also great with Platt standing out among them all. REcommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In his sitcom ‘Friends’ also, Matthew Perry’s character Chandler Bing is frequently judged as gay rather not being one. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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