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Release Date: October 03, 1993
Starring: Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davison, Jack Lemmon, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Anne Archer, Fred Ward, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Chris Penn, Lili Taylor, Robert Downey, Jr., Madeleine Stowe, Tim Robbins, Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits, Frances McDormand, Peter Gallagher, Annie Ross, Lori Singer, & Lyle Lovett.
Runtime: 186 minutes
Distributor: Fine Line Features
Director: Robert Altman
Producer: Robert Altman & Frank Barhydt
Writer: Cary Brokaw
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Taking inspiration from Raymond Carver's stories of the down and out, Altman has dished out a relentless stream of pain, deceit, loss, infidelity, suicide, and murder. His great skill only intensifies the grinding discomfort of this material, but the effect is that of a master painter rendering a portrait of a draining abscess. Relief is transient (usually in the form of edgy humor), positive changes are uncertain, and comfort is illusory. After three hours of virtually non-stop immorality, depression and death, the film ends with a monster earthquake--seemingly a judgment from Almighty God that says "Enough is enough!"