Three to Tango
|Writers:||Aline Brosh McKenna and Rodney Patrick Vaccaro|
|Warner Bros.; PG-13; 105 minutes|
|Cast:||Matthew Perry, Neve Campbell, Dylan McDermott, Oliver Platt|
Three to Tango is a clumsy comedy running on fumes of TV fame clinging about Matthew Perry and Neve Campbell. Perry plays an architect trying to get contracted by a capitalist tycoon (Dylan McDermott), who has a cute artist mistress (Neve Campbell). The primary plot twist is that the businessman assumes the architect is gay and has him “take care of” his girlfriend. This leads to a mutual crush and, several escapades later, the entire city of Chicago believing that Perry is gay.
Attempting to be liberal, Three to Tango backfires: nearly everyone treats Perry like he's a consummate freak—his homosexuality makes headlines and he runs screaming when he learns what everyone thinks. Stale conservatism tiptoeing as carefree comedy makes Three to Tango a strange dance indeed.