MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 289 this week

If These Walls Could Talk (1996)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  13 October 1996 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 2,949 users  
Reviews: 31 user | 6 critic

The movie examines the abortion issue through three stories set in different eras - 50s, 70s and 90s.

Directors:

,

Writers:

(story), (story), 7 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

What to Watch: "Mad Men"

In the latest installment of "What to Watch", IMDb's TV Editor Melanie McFarland chats with "Mad Men" stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Slattery, and series creator Matthew Weiner about the drama's extraordinary legacy, as AMC prepares to air its final seven episodes.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 16 Feb 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 09 Feb 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 12 Feb 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 10 months ago
 
Mix
a list of 44 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: If These Walls Could Talk (TV Movie 1996)

If These Walls Could Talk (TV Movie 1996) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of If These Walls Could Talk.
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Chastity (1969)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Addendum to summary: Chastity is Bipolar manic who was sexually abused as a child.

Director: Alessio de Paola
Stars: Cher, Barbara London, Stephen Whittaker
Faithful (1996)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.

Director: Paul Mazursky
Stars: Cher, Chazz Palminteri, Ryan O'Neal
Dear Mom, Love Cher (TV Movie 2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Dear Mom, Love Cher provides a rare peek into Cher's fascinating family history and features in depth interviews with Georgia Holt, her daughters Cher and Georganne LaPiere Bartylak, and ... See full summary »

Director: P. David Ebersole
Stars: Cher, Georgia Holt, Georganne LaPiere
Cher: The Farewell Tour (TV Movie 2003)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An in-concert performance by Cher on her 2003 farewell tour.

Director: David Mallet
Stars: Cher, Lucille Ball, David Barry
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Trio of stories about lesbian couples in three different decades.

Directors: Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Marian Seldes, Paul Giamatti
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: Sonny Bono, Cher, Ted Zeigler
Mask (1985)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A teenager with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Stars: Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott
Silkwood (1983)
Biography | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher
Mermaids (1990)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder
Suspect (1987)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A judge commits suicide, and his secretary is found murdered. A homeless deaf-mute man, Carl Anderson is arrested for her murder. Public defender Kathleen is assigned by the court as his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Cher, Dennis Quaid, Liam Neeson
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

This documentary chronicles The Punchline comedy club in Atlanta, a comedy institution with a history that spans over 30 years, as told by some of the biggest names in stand up comedy. ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Ingold
Horror

A new girl at school meets up with a group of friends who try to get her to perform an exorcism.

Director: I. Marlene King
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Claire Donnelly (segment "1952")
...
Mary Donnelly (segment "1952")
...
Becky Donnelly (segment "1952")
...
...
Nurse Jenny Ford (segment "1952")
...
Dr. Kramer (segment "1952")
Robin Gammell ...
Jim Donnelly (segment "1952")
Phyllis Lyons ...
Audrey (segment "1952")
...
Tom (segment "1952")
...
Young Nurse (segment "1952")
Marie DeCicco ...
Nurse Annie Ross (segment "1952")
...
Louise (segment "1952")
...
Margaret (segment "1952")
Annie Weldon ...
Nurse (segment "1952")
...
Painter (segment "1952")
Edit

Storyline

A trilogy of stories set in the same house, but with different occupants and spanning over 40 years, deals with various women and moral crisis over unexpected pregnancies and their choice of abortion. In 1952, when abortion was illegal, a nurse deals with her unexpected pregnancy and takes drastic measures to get one. In 1974 a family housewife with four children discovers that she's pregnant and decides she can't handle another child to raise. In 1996, a pregnant college student decides on an abortion, but doesn't realize the means to go through to get one. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Changing times, intimate decisions, and the four walls that hold their secrets. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for realistic depiction of abortions, a graphic shooting and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gdyby sciany mogly mówic  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Bundt Friday (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

One by One
Written by Anthony Griffiths
Performed by Cher
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Moore's segment outstanding
13 January 2004 | by (New York NY) – See all my reviews

All three of these short films are good, but the first is outstanding, largely because Demi Moore, whose performances I've otherwise never particularly liked, is so excellent. The point that she and Savoca convey - powerfully - is the sheer isolation, 50 years ago, of women who faced unwanted pregnancies. Moore spends most of the film, it seems, sitting alone in an empty house. Otherwise, she's enduring the company of her late husband's family, who see her only as their boy's widow, not as a human being. It's a frightening story that exerts a very strong empathetic pull.

The dialog is spare; Savoca relies on Moore's face and body language to convey her terror, aloneness and feeling that things are closing in on her. There's very little "emoting" here, which makes Moore's character all the more forceful. The result is an exemplary piece of film acting.

Of course, how much do we need in the way of tears and histrionics when we can see Moore attempting the old knitting needle cure, and later dealing with the aftereffects of a ghastly kitchen-table operation? This country's abortion laws created - and maintain effectively, in many places - a sort of hell for pregnant women. Thanks to this film, we can really understand a bit of what it was - and is - like.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
watching this movie is traumatizing BlackOcean
Just A Thought julietsmom12706
Demi Moore's Best birdncookie
Ironic Sparkygirl123
any similar movies???? greeneyes_lovelove
Importance?!? Sparkygirl123
Discuss If These Walls Could Talk (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?