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A Perfect Couple (1979)





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Robert Altman cooled his "innovative" jets to make the innocuous romantic comedy A Perfect Couple. Marta Heflin plays a member of a boisterous rock group. Paul Dooley is a bashful bachelor from a tradition-bound Greek family. Heflin and Dooley meet via a computer dating service, whereupon all the expected comedy setups avail themselves, though most of these setups are played as seriously as if this film were +MacBeth. The best moments are the scenes with Heflin's musical group, though there are far too many of these. While Perfect Couple didn't make a dime, it still represents one of Altman's better "chamber" films.


Paul Dooley
as Alex Theodopoulos
Marta Heflin
as Sheila Shea
Titos Vandis
as Panos Theodopoulos
Henry Gibson
as Fred Bott
Ann Ryerson
as Skye 147 veterinarian
Poppy Lagos
as Melpomeni Bott
Susan Blakeman
as Penelope Bott
Fred Beir
as The Imperfect Couple
Jette Seear
as The Imperfect Couple
Tom Pierson
as Conductor for Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Tomi-Lee Bradley
as Sydney-Ray
Tony Berg
as Lead Guitar and Musical Director
Craig Doerge
as Keyboards
Jeff Eyrich
as Bass Guitar
David Luell
as Saxophone
Art Wood
as Drums
Ren Woods
as Guest Appearance
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Critic Reviews for A Perfect Couple

All Critics (3)

Romance, like cinema, is a reconstructionist work for Altman

March 15, 2010 | Full Review…

It's one of those uneven pics that is neither good nor bad, but has its own unique charms.

July 20, 2009 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Altman said "I'd like to do a love story where the leads are just ordinary schlumps."

June 16, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Perfect Couple


A quiet but sweet romance movie.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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