Ready to Wear (Pret-a-Porter) Poster

Release Date: 1994

R|2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary
During Paris Fashion Week, models, designers and industry hot shots gather to work, mingle, argue and try to seduce one another. American television personality Kitty (Kim Basinger) unsuccessfully vies to keep up with the high-fashion types. Journalists Anne (Julia Roberts) and Joe (Tim Robbins) skip out on most of the festivities in favor of a hotel room tryst. And fading icons Sergei (Marcello Mastroianni) and Isabella (Sophia Loren) hope to rekindle a romance from decades ago.

Cast: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Kim Basinger, Stephen Rea, Anouk Aimée, Lauren Bacall

Director: Robert Altman

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Miramax

Keywords: Offbeat, Transformation, Love, 1990s, France, Cheeky, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Ready to Wear is loads of fun, witty and audacious, but you have to be on your toes to follow a serpentine script (by Altman and Barbara Shulgasser) that cleverly interweaves 10 or 12 plot lines. [24 Dec 1994, p.3F]

  • Undeniably, it's a strange and savage blend, and Altman has undressed the fashion world as a heap of dirty laundry. He has fashioned a super satirical sendup. [9 Dec 1994]

  • It's a spree of a movie, one of the most impishly entertaining of Altman's career. Smart, sparkling, almost sinfully amusing. show more

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical