Health

  • 1980
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Comedy

A failed political satire from Robert Altman, HEALTH is set in Florida during a convention of health-food devotees on hand to elect a new president. Glenda Jackson and Lauren Bacall play the leading contenders, with James Garner playing the latter's campaign manager, and Carol Burnett appearing as a White House health adviser. Dick Cavett plays himself,...read more

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A failed political satire from Robert Altman, HEALTH is set in Florida during a convention of health-food devotees on hand to elect a new president. Glenda Jackson and Lauren Bacall play the leading contenders, with James Garner playing the latter's campaign manager, and Carol Burnett

appearing as a White House health adviser. Dick Cavett plays himself, covering the convention for his TV show. The political overtones are more than a little over-stated, and the film is filled with wildly overdrawn caricatures. Altman's gift for underscoring the humor inherent in situations

clearly deserted him in HEALTH, which deservedly got only limited distribution.

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  • Released: 1980
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: A failed political satire from Robert Altman, HEALTH is set in Florida during a convention of health-food devotees on hand to elect a new president. Glenda Jackson and Lauren Bacall play the leading contenders, with James Garner playing the latter's campai… (more)

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