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Something to Talk About (1995)

A woman's world is rocked when she discovers her husband is cheating on her.

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Wyly King
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Georgia King
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Jamie Johnson
Haley Aull ...
Caroline 'Doodlebug' Bichon
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Hank Corrigan
Anne Shropshire ...
Aunt Rae
Ginnie Randall ...
Eula
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Dr. Frank Lewis (as Terrence P. Currier)
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Barbaranelle
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Edna
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Kitty (as Lisa Roberts)
Deborah Hobart ...
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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$50,892,160 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During the dance scene, after the big show, the band and singers do not match to what songs are currently playing. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Features Family Matters (1989) See more »

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Something to Talk About
By Shirley Eikhard
Performed by Bonnie Raitt and Therese Willis
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Underwhelming comedy-drama with A-list talent...
3 December 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Sterling cast featuring not only Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid, but also Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands and Kyra Sedgwick, is a handsomely-made but rather ordinary, women's TV-type light drama (with barbed language added). Roberts plays harried working mom down South who discovers husband Quaid has been unfaithful; they fight, discuss divorce, fight some more, while Roberts gets advice from her well-to-do parents (they ponder the situation when the answers should be obvious). Pleasant cast nearly masks the fact this is completely rote material (with Sedgwick as Roberts' p.o.'ed sister who gets in the proverbial crotch kick). Pokey, overly-familiar, overlong film with too few laughs and too much inane banter. Photographed by the famous Sven Nykvist, who indeed gives the picture a rich, glossy look. ** from ****


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