Prêt-à-Porter (film)

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Prêt-à-Porter / Ready to Wear
Ready to wear pret a porter american poster.jpg
American theatrical promotional poster
Directed by Robert Altman
Produced by
  • Robert Altman
  • Scott Bushnell
Written by
  • Robert Altman
  • Barbara Shulgasser
Starring
Music by Michel Legrand
Cinematography
  • Jean Lépine
  • Pierre Mignot
Edited by
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release date
  • December 23, 1994 (1994-12-23)
Running time
133 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Box office $11.3 million[2]

Prêt-à-Porter, released in the US as Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter), is a 1994 American satirical comedy film co-written, directed and produced by Robert Altman[3] and shot on location during the Paris Fashion Week with a host of international stars, models and designers.

The film features an extensive ensemble cast, including Anouk Aimée, Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, Kim Basinger, Stephen Rea, Lauren Bacall, Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Lili Taylor, Sally Kellerman, Tracey Ullman, Linda Hunt, Rupert Everett, Forest Whitaker, Richard E. Grant, Danny Aiello, Teri Garr, Lyle Lovett, Jean Rochefort, Michel Blanc, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Ute Lemper, Anne Canovas, and François Cluzet.

The film may be best known for its many cameo appearances and its final scene which features two minutes of nude female models walking the catwalk.

Plot[edit]

Cast[edit]

Title[edit]

Miramax considered that American audiences would not understand a French title, so they released the film in the US as Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter). In other countries, the original title was used. The US DVD and VHS title was Robert Altman's Ready to Wear.

Reception[edit]

Prêt-à-Porter holds a 26% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[4]

Box office[edit]

The film debuted weakly and was a bomb at the box office.[5] By the end of its run, the film grossed $11,300,653 in the domestic box office.[2]

Accolades[edit]

National Board of Review 1994
Golden Globe Award 1995
  • Nominated: Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Sophia Loren

Soundtrack[edit]

  1. Here Comes the Hotstepper (Heartical Mix) - Ini Kamoze
  2. My Girl Josephine - Super Cat
  3. Here We Come - Salt-N-Pepa
  4. Natural Thing - M People
  5. 70's Love Groove - Janet Jackson
  6. Jump On Top of Me - The Rolling Stones
  7. These Boots Are Made for Walkin' - Sam Phillips
  8. Pretty (Remix) - The Cranberries
  9. Martha - Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez forming the group Deep Forest
  10. Close to You - The Brand New Heavies
  11. Keep Givin' Me Your Love (West End Mix) - Cece Peniston
  12. Get Wild - The New Power Generation
  13. Supermodel Sandwich - Terence Trent D'Arby
  14. Lemon (Perfecto Mix) - U2

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