The Secret Lives of Dentists Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for The Secret Lives of Dentists the Movie

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Rudolph's funny, dead-on take on married dentists in crisis. Mild-mannered David (Scott) suspects his wife and fellow dentist Dana (Davis) may be having an affair with a member of her community opera troupe when his imagination begins to go wild. His acerbic, misogynist patient (Leary in a no-brainer bit of casting) plays devil's advocate as David begins to see him everywhere, imparting advice on how to handle the situation. As the marriage continues to decay, David's hilarious waking dreams continue unabated and he is forced to deal with the darker side of his milquetoast persona. Refreshingly realistic, original, and well-acted. Based on the novel "The Age of Grief" by Jane Smiley.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 104 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Marriage, Dental Mayhem
Screenplay
Craig Lucas
Cast
Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Denis Leary, Robin Tunney, Kevin Carroll
Cinematography
Florian Ballhaus
Director
Alan Rudolph
Music
Gary DeMichele
Other
William Sarokin, Jonathan McHugh, Andy Keir, Anna Louizos, Amy Westcott, Ted Glass
Producer
Campbell Scott, George Van Buskirk, Holedigger Films, Ready Made Film, Manhattan Pictures International

Awards

Ind. Spirit 2004: Support. Actress (Davis); N.Y. Film Critics 2003: Actress (Davis).

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