Health

  • 1980
  • 1 HR 42 MIN
  • 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

Where to Watch

Available to Stream

Rating:

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.

Coming Soon

Because it's never too early to plan Thursday night... two months from now.

My News

Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorites shows - Start Now