3 Women

Synopsis: Pinky is an awkward adolescent who starts work at a spa in the California desert. She becomes overly attached to fellow spa attendant, Millie when she becomes Millie's room-mate. Millie is a lonely outcast who desperately tries to win attention with constant up-beat chatter. They hang out at a bar owned by a strange pregnant artist and her has-been cowboy husband. After two emotional crises, the three women steal and trade personalities until they settle into a new family unit that seems to give each woman what she was searching for.
Director(s): Robert Altman
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
124 min

it's about as best as we can do.

- Why don't you put this on? I'll wait for you outside.

- Okay.

After you've checked the list in the morning,

you'll know who you're supposed to have.

There'll be a time

written right by each name.

You'll meet 'em here

and they'll give you their cards.

Okay, suppose you got Mr. Shaw and it says,

on his card, uh, "Mineral pool and rest."

Well, you get him

to enter the water right away.

Ten minutes is the max, though,

like it says on that wall.

Then you get him out,

wrap him up and put him on a chaise lounge...

and he's gotta stay there for at least 20 minutes

before he can go back in.

Now, you're gonna

play the patient...

and I'm gonna take ya in.

First we gotta take off

our robes and our shoes.


Okay. Robe. Take off our shoes.

Okay, now,

what's wrong with ya?

- Nothin'?

- Well, there's gotta be somethin'wrong with ya.

- My bathing suit's too big?

- No.

I mean, why else would you be here if it weren't

somethin' like your legs or your arms or

There's gotta be

somethin'wrong with ya.

Oh, my back!

Oh, my back.

- And my leg. My leg. My leg hurts.

- Okay, your back and your legs.

- This is for people with bad backs and legs.

- [Groaning] Thank you.

- Now, you're gonna have to take it real slow and easy now.

- Okay. [Groans]

- We don't want you to get hurt.

- Okay.

- Just be careful 'cause it's real slippery.

- Okay.

- [Groaning]

- Just take it easy.

- Okay.

- Doesn't that feel good?


- Oh, it's hot.

- Come on back up.

It's 106.

You know, my grandmother had

a bad back and leg, too.

- She did?

- Yeah.

Okay, now, do you wanna stoop

and get all the way in?

I don't know.

Am I supposed to?

- Not you. That's what you're supposed to ask them.

- Oh.

- You have to kind of humor 'em.

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Robert Altman

Robert Bernard Altman (February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and film producer. A five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, Altman was considered a "maverick" in making films with a highly naturalistic but stylized and satirical aesthetic, unlike most Hollywood films. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers in American cinema. more…

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