November 20, 2009

5. Town & Country -- Top Flops of the Decade

Release date: April 27, 2001
Estimated cost: $90 million
Domestic gross: $6.7 million

Twenty-five years after he seduced audiences in "Shampoo," Warren Beatty decided the time was ripe for another sex comedy, albeit one with a somewhat older circle of friends. He somehow persuaded New Line, which usually concentrated on the youth market, to foot the bill. And what a bill it was: With the script still furiously going through rewrites, Peter Chelsom began shooting in June 1998; 10 months and take-after-take-after-take later, the film was still shooting. That's when co-stars like Diane Keaton and Gary Shandling had to leave to fulfill other commitments. A full year later, the whole cast regrouped to finish the shoot, which had escalated to more than twice its original $44 million price tag. The completed film was actually something of a tepid affair. Beatty dithers as a New York architect who cheats on his wife with several women; Shandling's his best pal trying to come out as gay. And then there's Charlton Heston, playing against type, as a gun nut.

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Thanks, Warren for this vanity project!!! So, this is where the Madoff money went!!
Stupid title also. If Warren ever went to a bookstore like the rest of us, you'd know Town and Country is stupid ass magazine for the upper crust!

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  • Thanks, Warren for this vanity project!!! So, this is where the Madoff money went!!
    Stupid title also. If Warren ever went to a bookstore like the rest of us, you'd know Town and Country is stupid ass magazine for the upper crust!

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