Something to Talk About (1995)

R  |   |  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.


(as Lasse Hallstrom)


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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wyly King
Georgia King
Jamie Johnson
Haley Aull ...
Caroline 'Doodlebug' Bichon
Hank Corrigan
Anne Shropshire ...
Aunt Rae
Ginnie Randall ...
Dr. Frank Lewis (as Terrence P. Currier)
Rebecca Koon ...
Kitty (as Lisa Roberts)
Deborah Hobart ...
Lorene Tuttle


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 <>

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


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

4 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Game of Love  »

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Box Office


£704,343 (UK) (19 January 1996)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Wyly King: You understand what I'm saying?
Grace: I think so.
[clears throat]
Grace: You're telling me that if I just, eat shit politely with a knife and fork, and just learn to swallow the handfuls of bullshit that he serves up to me then everything will be just a-okay. Is that it daddy? I mean that's what you're saying isn't it daddy? I mean isn't-
[spills food, gets up and walks away]
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Something to Talk About
By Shirley Eikhard
Performed by Bonnie Raitt and Therese Willis
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Delightful film
17 April 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a delightful film about a Southern belle, Grace King Bichon

(Julia Roberts), who chafes under the domination of her

brook-no-dissent father, and is cheated on by her husband. Grace

works for her father on his horse farm, and her suppressed

resentment of his iron rule has likely helped derail her marriage to

Eddie. In any event, the film is ultimately about the love and

strength of family relationships and the power of forgiveness, as

well as finding one's own path in life. All actors turn in great

performances: Julia Roberts as the heroine and wronged wife;

Robert Duvall as the family patriarch; Gena Rowlands as the

beautiful and devoted spouse and mother; and Kyra Sedgwick as

the transgressive sister. Dennis Quaid as Grace's philandering

husband is very appealing, so it's hard not to be rooting for he and

Grace to reconcile. Finally, good cinematography and a portrait of

gracious Southern living make this film an enjoyable view.

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