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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
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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 »

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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: Son, I guess you're right. I don't know my ass from Bakersfield. Or is it shit from Shinola?
Jamie Johnson: Either way.
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Something to Talk About
By Shirley Eikhard
Performed by Bonnie Raitt and Therese Willis
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Bad title, good movie
15 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Southern woman (Julia Roberts) finds out her husband (Dennis Quaid) is cheating on her. This sets off complications that involve her whole family-her fiery sister (Kyra Sedgwick), gruff father (Robert Duvall) and understanding mother (Gena Rowlands).

This plot has been done many times before and there are no real surprises--but it has a good pro-female script. That's no surprise--it was written by Callie Khouri who also wrote "Thelma & Louise". The dialogue is sharp and adult and the stars give it their all.

I've never really been a big fan of Roberts but she is very good here faking a credible Southern accent. She has a GREAT scene when she confronts her club about her husband's infidelity. Sedgwick is just fantastic as her sister--full of fire and having a great time. Surprisingly Rowlands wasn't that good at first--way too muted but she eventually got better and is wonderful in a scene in which she tells off Duvall. Quaid and Duvall are lousy in their roles...but they're given NOTHING to work with--this picture is about the women. The only male character with any depth is Jamie (Brett Cullen)--very handsome, intelligent and caring--a real great performance.

A word of advice--this movie is VERY R rated. There's tons of swearing (especially from Sedgwick) and VERY frank sexual dialogue--it is NOT for the kids (unless it's an edited for TV version). It's an adult movie.

Predictable but well-done. Worth catching.


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