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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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Release Date:

17 July 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Amelia and Laura are supposed to be the same age, but Catherine Keener is a full decade older than Anne Heche. See more »

Goofs

When Laura is trying on wedding dresses, you can see her face in the mirror chewing gum but you hear her say, "I'm farting." See more »

Quotes

Andrew: I hope he calls back.
Amelia: I don't.
Andrew: What do you mean? I thought that's what I needed to be here for. Those sickos are the loneliest slimiest... hello cookies... hmm... I like.
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Connections

References Roy Cohn/Jack Smith (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

You Woke Up My Neighborhood
Performed by Billy Bragg
Written by Billy Bragg and Peter Buck
Published by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP) o/b/o BMG Music Publishing Ltd., Night Garden Music (BMI) and WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Good first-time effort from writer/director.
17 July 1999 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

There's not an unusual amount of walking in this flick, but it has all the talking you'd care for. So if movies that are in the 'thirtysomething' mold aren't to your liking, don't stop here. (The star, Catherine Keener, even looks like she'd fit in perfectly on that TV show.) On the other hand, if you like nothing better than a film that revolves around characters and their relationships, I don't think you'll go wrong giving this one a try.

How you feel about the film will of course be determined by how much you care for the characters, and I found them likeable enough to give it a positive rating. Amelia (Keener) is the confused one here, who doesn't want any more than a platonic relationship with her longtime male friend, and can't figure out why she can't get a worthwhile relationship going with any other man. Her best friend from childhood is Laura (Anne Heche) who seems to have everything that either of them wants as far as a relationship goes. Laura is soon to be married, which doesn't help Amelia's frustration any.

The movie doesn't ever get overly serious about things and stays enjoyable throughout. Keener is fine in her role and Heche seems to do well in every film she's in. This is a strong first-time effort by the writer/director, Nicole Holocener. I think she made the film she set out to do. It will be interesting to see if in the future she has anything more or different to say.


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