A love triangle is as common a theme as any. So, what will your reaction be to another one of these? After watching this movie, I should say lukewarm.
Oscar Novak (Matthew Perry), an architect, and his partner, Peter Steinberg (Oliver Platt), are out to impress Charles Newman (Dylan McDermott), a business tycoon, to grant them the work on his proposed multi-million dollar cultural center. They are pitted against their former colleagues, Decker and Strauss.
Charles has a mistress, Amy Post (Neve Campbell), whom he guards jealously. Mistaking Oscar to be gay, he asks him to spy on her. In the course of this, Oscar falls for Amy who also believes him to be gay. Oscar and Peter prolong this case of mistaken identity for the sake of the job, which they finally land. Oscar is chosen as the gay professional of the year. He is now pressed hard to make a decision on whether to continue the pretence or not.
Matthew Perry and Neve Campbell are passable in their roles, but Dylan McDermott's performance is thoroughly annoying. He doesn't look like a business tycoon in the first place and his expressions range from the wooden to the grotesque.
Three To Tango is more of a television show than a movie and it would have done well as the former. This one has a wafer-thin script with a predictable ending. In fact, you can work out the whole film in the first 15 minutes itself. Moreover, the jokes aren't always funny and they are repetitive. I guess canned laughter would have helped since that's what the television comedies thrive on.