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Walking and Talking (1996)

Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer, and now her best friend, Laura, is getting married. She copes with things, from the... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Braverman ...
Young Amelia
Miranda Rhyne ...
Young Laura
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Amelia
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Laura
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Peter
Brenda Denmark ...
The Vet (as Brenda Thomas Denmark)
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Laura's Devil-Seeing Patient
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Andrew
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Frank
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Bill
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Amelia's Therapist
Rafael Alvarez ...
Laura's Sexy Patient
Ritamarie Kelly ...
Ellen
Steve Cohen ...
Actor In Play
Jordan Levinson ...
Peter's Friend
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Storyline

Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer, and now her best friend, Laura, is getting married. She copes with things, from the help of Andrew, Frank, Laura, and a brief romance with Bill "The Ugly Guy" Written by Rose Hilburn <Taco@Kosher.Com>

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A movie for everyone who wants to get married and stay single at the same time.

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Rated R for sexuality, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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17 July 1996 (USA)  »

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Confidencias  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$63,412 (USA) (19 July 1996)

Gross:

$1,277,257 (USA) (27 September 1996)
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Trivia

Harold Ramis has a cameo appearance as one of the men in the play that Laura goes to see. See more »

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When Laura and Frank are at the restaurant, Frank puts his menu away twice. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Do we really have to listen to this vagina music all the way there?
AmeliaLaura: [together] YES!
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References Baseball (1994) See more »

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Wings of Desire
Performed by Jerry Burns
Written by Jerry Burns and Bobby Henry
Courtesy of Sincere Management
Published by Copyright Central
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Walk to the nearest video store soon and rent this nice film
6 April 2007 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Amelia (Catherine Keener) is a very needy person. Therefore, losing her childhood friend Laura (Anne Heche) as a roommate has been tough. Laura has moved in with her boyfriend and is on the verge of becoming engaged. That hurts, as Amelia has not had good luck with men. She is forever phoning her best friend, nevertheless, for advice and for support in coping with life's problems, from a sick cat to a former boyfriend/pornography addict (Liev Schreiber). Laura, a counselor, does her best to be available for Amelia, but wedding plans and minor tifts with her intended leave her with less free time than ever. Will Amelia learn to just stand on her own two feet, for goodness sake? This is a quietly thoughtful film about friendship and its boundaries. Keener is wonderful as the friend who relies on others to help her through life's ups and downs. Even the most cherished friendships need room to breathe and Amelia has to learn this the hard way. Heche is likewise very fine as the beautiful lady who appears to have it all but may, in fact, have some flaws, too. Todd Field is great as Laura's fiancé and Schrieber gives a nice turn as a commitment phobic, sexually obsessive addict. All of the production necessities, from costumes to sets to direction, are quite nice. Then, too, the script is quirky, funny and original as well. No, this is not a thrill-a-minute adventure, so those who eschew slower paced, dialogue-driven films will want to skip over this one. Yet, if you adore romantic dramas brimming with life, humor, and important statements, here is the film you've been looking for. Walk to the nearest video outlet and peruse the shelves until you grasp this little gem in your hands.


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