Ready to Wear (on video)

Rating = B-

In recent years, we have tried to see Altman's movies as they have come out: The Gingerbread Man, Cookie's Fortune, Dr. T \& the Women and, most recently, Gosford Park. I was vaguely aware that we missed a couple after Altman's Short Cuts, so we rented the video of Read to Wear (originally titled Pret-a-Porter, with French accents over a couple of the vowels).

This is another Altman movie about a community of people, in the personal connection sense of the word “community,” not in the sense of the village boundary line. It's a spoof of a piece of the fashion industry and somewhat funny. I'm sorry I didn't see it on the big screen where all those scenes of the runway would have really been worth looking at.