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Something to Talk About (1995)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  4 August 1995 (USA)
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A woman's world is rocked when she discovers her husband is cheating on her.

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Georgia King
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Caroline 'Doodlebug' Bichon
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Hank Corrigan
Anne Shropshire ...
Aunt Rae
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Eula
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Dr. Frank Lewis (as Terrence P. Currier)
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Barbaranelle
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Kitty (as Lisa Roberts)
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Lorene Tuttle
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Grace Bichon, who is managing her father's riding-stable, discovers that her husband Eddie deceives her with another woman. After confronting him in the middle of the night on the streets of their small home town, she decides to stay at her sister Emma Rae's house for a while, to make up her mind. Breaking out of her everyday life, she starts to question the authority of everyone, especially her father's, thus causing a stir in her parent's marriage, too. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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A story about husbands, wives, parents, children and other natural disasters.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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4 August 1995 (USA)  »

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Game of Love  »

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£704,343 (UK) (19 January 1996)
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The movie was supposed to be called "Grace Under Fire", but that was rejected because of Grace Under Fire (1993). So the movie was eventually named after the song "Something To Talk About", popularized by Bonnie Raitt. The version in the movie is sung by Therese Willis. The song was composed by Shirley Eikhard. See more »

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When Caroline is getting ready to ride Possum at an event, Dennis Quaid wishes her luck and calls her "Ladybug." Her nickname through the entire movie is "Doodlebug." See more »

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Grace: Emma Rae, I have a cookbook to put out, and a daughter to raise, and the God damn winter Grand Prix. And I just don't have time for the nervous breakdown I deserve, so please, don't ask me to stop and think!
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California or Bust
Music by Earl Robinson
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
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Leisurely-Paced Comedy/Drama with Top Cast...
30 November 2003 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

In a decade of misfires (SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY, I LOVE TROUBLE, MARY REILLY), Julia Roberts did, in fact, make a few genuinely enjoyable films, and SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT is one of the best. A story of infidelity and empowerment among the 'horse set', Roberts plays the 'cheated-on' wife of Dennis Quaid with just the right mix of anguish, anger, and bewilderment. Making matters worse is a father (Robert Duvall, who is superb) more concerned about the Championships than his daughter's crisis, a mother (Gena Rowlands) who tells her to 'keep quiet' and things will work out, a daughter (Haley Aull) who can't understand why her father isn't living with them, and Roberts own realization that her husband's infidelity was not a 'one-night stand', but had included affairs with her best friend, and possibly others, as well (producing the film's funniest scene, as Roberts faces her Women's Club, and asks, bluntly, if anyone ELSE had slept with her husband, and reveals some of the other members' indiscretions to "get the ball rolling").

Worth noting is a terrific performance by Kyra Sedgwick, as Roberts' older sister, Emma Rae. Besides looking enough like Roberts to actually BE her sister, Sedgwick has some of the film's best lines, as well as a willingness to respond to her sister's cheating husband decisively (when Quaid comes to visit, she kicks him hard in the groin, and as he doubles up in pain, admits, "Well, I feel better...")

The third American film directed by Swedish filmmaker Lasse Hallström (MY LIFE AS A DOG), SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT is, truthfully, a bit slowly-paced, but in 'taking it's time', you get to know the characters, and appreciate their growth. Dreams are fulfilled, understandings reached, and the large cast is well-served with wonderful scripted moments. While the film lacks the melodramatic qualities of FAR FROM HEAVEN or UNFAITHFUL, this tale of infidelity 'feels' far more honest, and human.

Julia Roberts picked a winner!


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