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Something to Talk About -- A contemporary Southern wife and mother has the "perfect life." But when she learns that her husband has been unfaithful, she steps back and examines her life from a new perspective.
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Writer (WGA):
Callie Khouri (written by)
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Release Date:
4 August 1995 (USA) See more »
A story about husbands, wives, parents, children and other natural disasters.
A woman's world is rocked when she discovers her husband is cheating on her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Mediocre movie from Lasse Hallström, not on the level we use to watch from him See more (46 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julia Roberts ... Grace King Bichon

Dennis Quaid ... Eddie Bichon

Robert Duvall ... Wyly King

Gena Rowlands ... Georgia King

Kyra Sedgwick ... Emma Rae King

Brett Cullen ... Jamie Johnson
Haley Aull ... Caroline 'Doodlebug' Bichon

Muse Watson ... Hank Corrigan
Anne Shropshire ... Aunt Rae
Ginnie Randall ... Eula

Terrence Currier ... Dr. Frank Lewis (as Terrence P. Currier)
Rebecca Koon ... Barbaranelle

Rhoda Griffis ... Edna

Lisa Roberts Gillan ... Kitty (as Lisa Roberts)
Deborah Hobart ... Lorene Tuttle

Amy Parrish ... Lucy

Helen Baldwin ... Mary Jane
Libby Whittemore ... Nadine
Punky Leonard ... Norma Leggett
Michael Flippo ... Sonny

Beau Holden ... Frank
Noreen Reardon ... June
Bennie L. Jenkins ... Dub
Rusty Hendrickson ... Harry
J. Don Ferguson ... Announcer
Mary Nell Santacroce ... Mrs. Pinkerton

Shannon Eubanks ... Jessie Gaines
Jamye Price ... Anne
Brinley Arden Vickers ... College Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirk Bair ... Waiter (uncredited)

Marilea Butler ... Rider (uncredited)

David Huddleston ... Jack 'Mad Dog' Pierce (uncredited)
Anthony Sellers ... Equestrian Event Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Lasse Hallström  (as Lasse Hallstrom)
Writing credits
Callie Khouri (written by)

Produced by
William S. Beasley .... co-producer (as William Beasley)
Goldie Hawn .... executive producer
Anthea Sylbert .... producer
Paula Weinstein .... producer
Original Music by
Graham Preskett 
Hans Zimmer 
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mia Goldman 
Casting by
Marion Dougherty 
Production Design by
Mel Bourne 
Set Decoration by
Roberta J. Holinko 
Costume Design by
Aggie Guerard Rodgers 
Makeup Department
Richard Dean .... makeup designer: Julia Roberts
Sarah Mays .... key makeup artist
Rita Parillo .... key hair stylist
Lyndell Quiyou .... hair stylist designer: Julia Roberts
Lynn Barber .... second makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Alma Kuttruff .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen P. Dunn .... first assistant director
Alexandra E. Perce .... second assistant director
Paul Ryan .... second unit director
Marla D. Saltzer .... dga trainee
Christina Stauffer .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Frank Blair .... assistant props
James Covington .... stand-by painter
Barbara Dunlap .... property master
Elizabeth Lapp .... assistant art director
Thomas A. Morris Jr. .... construction coordinator
Bozydar Orszula .... construction foreman (as Henry Orszula)
'Polar Bear' Shaw .... lead (as polar Bear Shaw)
Alice Faye Smith .... assistant props
Stephanie Waldron .... greenperson
Michael Zansky .... scenic artist
J. Todd Anderson .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Patrick Fuhrman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Fontaine Beauchamp Hebb .... buyer (uncredited)
Scott Mobley .... carpenter (uncredited)
Ricky Riggs .... scenic (uncredited)
Michael Shapiro .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ulrika Akander .... dialogue editor
Christopher S. Aud .... sound effects editor
John Voss Bonds Jr. .... sound effects editor (as John V. Bonds Jr.)
Fred Burke .... foley artist
Catherine Calleson .... assistant sound editor
Joe Dorn .... supervising adr editor
Julie Feiner .... foley artist
Karyn Foster .... dialogue editor
John Fundus .... boom operator (as John Kenneth Fundus)
Patricia A. Galvin .... assistant adr editor (as Patricia Galvin)
Howell Gibbens .... adr editor
Scott Hecker .... supervising sound editor (as Scott A. Hecker)
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter F. Kurland .... sound mixer
Catt LeBaigue .... dialogue editor
James Likowski .... foley artist
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Mitchell)
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeanine Payne .... assistant sound editor
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Fred Stafford .... adr editor
Robb Wilson .... assistant sound editor
Lisa K. Wolf .... assistant sound editor (as Lisa Wolf)
Steve C. Aaron .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Patrick Bietz .... sound editor (uncredited)
Jeffree Bloomer .... sound (uncredited)
Scott Clements .... cable utility (uncredited)
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Mark L. Mangino .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
George Nemzer .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Paul O'Bryan .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Michael J. Hudson .... special effects assistant
John D. Milinac .... special effects supervisor
Cindy Folkerson .... stunt coordinator
Marguerite Happy .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Abrams .... video assist operator
Lucas Bielan .... second assistant camera
Bobby Brown .... first assistant camera
Jeff Cronenweth .... camera operator
Stephen Crowley .... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit
Bill Finger .... second assistant camera: second unit
Joe Hicks .... dolly grip
Steele Hunter .... rigging grip
Gene Kearney .... key grip
Charles Laughon .... video assist operator
Charles Laughon .... video playback operator
Calvin Maehl .... rigging gaffer
Ross A. Maehl .... chief lighting technician
Anastas N. Michos .... camera operator: second unit
Ted Morris .... first assistant camera: second unit
Nick Nelson .... assistant chief lighting technician
Chris Rawlins Jr. .... dolly grip: second unit
Kyle Rudolph .... Steadicam operator
Paul Ryan .... director of photography: second unit
Charles Seabrook .... key grip: second unit
David St. Onge .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Demmie Todd .... still photographer
Dan Cornwall .... electrician (uncredited)
Tom Fendley .... electrician (uncredited)
Dale Fowler .... electrician (uncredited)
Jimmy Harritos .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Judith Bouley .... additional casting
Marty Cherrix .... casting assistant
Melissa Scott Clark .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stella Cottini .... costumer
Linda Henrikson .... costume supervisor
Eileen McCahill .... costumer
Fran Vega-Buck .... costumer: Ms. Roberts (as Francisca Vega-Buck)
Wendy Moynihan .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Debbi Bossi .... post-production coordinator
David Diliberto .... assistant editor
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Jim Makiej .... assistant editor
Heather Persons .... assistant editor
Jennifer Spenelli .... associate editor (as Jennifer Mangan)
Paul Gagné .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Philip Pucci .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Ron Finn .... assistant music editor
Larry Fitzgerald .... music supervisor
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Mark Hartley .... music supervisor
Jimmy Johnson .... musician: bass
Alan Meyerson .... score mixer
Alan Meyerson .... score recordist
Laura Perlman .... music editor
Jay Rifkin .... score mixer
Jay Rifkin .... score recordist
Robert Schaper .... music consultant
Joel Sill .... music consultant
Curt Sobel .... music consultant
Ladd McIntosh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gregg Silk .... assistant score engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Randy Burke .... transportation captain
Ronald F. Debranski II .... Julia Robert's Trailer
David Little .... transportation captain
Dan Marrow .... transportation coordinator
David Carlton White .... grip: truck driver
Laura Connors .... transportation office coordinator (uncredited)
Mike Robinson .... production driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Paul Baron .... on-set medic
Toni Basil .... choreographer
Thomas Bianco .... assistant production accountant
Amy A. Blanc .... script supervisor: second unit (as Amy Blanc)
Kathleen 'Bo' Bobak .... key set staff assistant
Laura Bryant .... assistant location manager
Steve Cainas .... production office staff
Rob Carliner .... assistant: Mr. Duvall
Melissa Crowe .... assistant: Ms. Roberts (as Melissa Crow)
Lauren Faye .... rider: grand prix
Cindy Folkerson .... technical advisor: horses
Margaret Garcia .... assistant: Mr. Hallstrom
Holly Gent Palmo .... production office supervisor
Chris Gilmer .... office staff assistant
John Guss .... set staff assistant
Kara L. Haspel .... office staff assistant
Lyn Healy .... assistant to producers
Rusty Hendrickson .... boss wrangler
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialect coach
Beau Holden .... assistant: Mr. Quaid
Nancy G. James .... craft service (as nancy James)
Kimberly Jase .... assistant production accountant
Michael G. Jefferson .... set staff assistant
Linda Labov .... assistant to producers
Bobby Lovgren .... wrangler
Alex McClain .... office staff assistant
Dennis Murphy .... rider: grand prix
Stuart Neumann .... location manager
Vincent Palmo Jr. .... production office staff
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Shannon Ragsdale .... set staff assistant (as M. Shannon Ragsdale)
Debbie Roland .... dance instructor
Sarah Sandford .... set staff assistant
Nina Saxon .... title designer: end titles
Nina Saxon .... title designer: main title
Todd Snell .... rider: grand prix
Steven Stevens Sr. .... rider: grand prix
Debbie Stevens .... rider: grand prix
Spooky Stevens .... unit publicist
Kelly Stewart .... on-set medic
Allen E. Taylor .... production accountant
Eleanor Thiesen .... wrangler
Angel Trujillo .... caterer
Mary Tyng .... rider: grand prix
Aaron Vale .... rider: grand prix
Jonathan Lee Wilson .... office staff assistant
Debra Wycoff .... rider: grand prix
Bill Daly .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Nicole Luther .... staff assistant (uncredited)
Bill McCamey .... on-set nurse (uncredited)
Mary Murphy .... dance double (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for brief strong language (Approved No. 33972)
106 min
Color (Technicolor)
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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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 know you were lucky to get her the first time.
Eddie Bichon:It was a damn miracle.
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Mediocre movie from Lasse Hallström, not on the level we use to watch from him, 10 July 2008
Author: johnny-08 from Rijeka, Croatia

When it comes to directors like Lasse Hallström, I always expect maximum, best, masterpiece. After movies that he made back in Finland and brilliant "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" I think that my expectations were justified. Sadly, this movie came just behind Gilbert so I can live with one mediocre movie after a huge success with Gilbert and then later movie like "The Cider House Rules", "Chocolat"...

Hallström likes to make family movies, where he can expose the whole family with all their pluses and minuses. In this case, story was written by Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise), typical 'women are always good' writer. In the middle of the story we've got Grace Bichon (Julia Roberts), who founds out that her husband Eddie (Dennis Quaid) is unfaithful. With her daughter, she decides to come back home at ranch. There she must face her traditional father Wyly (Robert Duvall) and mother Georgia (Gena Rowlands), who seems to be doing whatever Wyly wants. The only person who fully understands her is her sister Emma Rae (Kyra Sedgwick).

I disagree that there is nothing to talk about in this movie. Yes, this movie has some obvious problems: the script is not brilliant which is mostly seen in situations that we've all seen before and characters like Eddie, Wyly and Georgia are written on a way that there is nothing for actors to act. But all Hallström characters are alive (you can identify with them) and about family problems that are presented in this movie there is plenty to talk about. For example, what strong woman like Grace does when she's cheated, how to explain her young daughter that her dad isn't living with them any more; the whole relationship of Bichon's after infidelity. On the other hand, we've got relationship between two sisters, between Wyly and Georgia King and so on. So we've got plenty stuff to talk about only if you think about it for a while. What this script lacks is quality writing of male characters. Duvall's and Quaid's characters are simply not developed enough.

About acting part, I must admit that Julia Roberts is very good in this role, just like Kyra Sedgwick and Brett Cullen (his character is the only male character that is made right). Duvall, Rowlands & Quaid have nothing to act, like I said before. But I read one comment that says that Duvall shouldn't act in any movie. That is what made me angry so I had to write it. Man is a screen and stage legend!

So to end, if you can watch this family drama about marriage, infidelity and love. It's not the best choice coming from Hallström but it's a bearable one.

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