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Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  4 October 2000 (France)
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Five loosely intertwined stories of the emotional issues facing individual middle-aged Angelenas are presented. In "This Is Dr. Keener", physician Elaine Keener is spending the day taking ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rose (segments "Someone For Rose" and "Fantasies about Rebecca")
Lilly (segment "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine")
Walter (segments "Fantasies About Rebecca" and "Love Waits For Kathy")
Robert (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")
Sam (segment "Love Waits For Kathy"
Jay (segment "Someone For Rose")
Albert (segments "Someone For Rose" and "Love Waits For Kathy")
Nancy (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca") (as Penny Allen)
Debbie (segments "Fantasies About Rebecca" and "Love Waits For Kathy")
June (segments "Love Waits For Kathy" and "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine")


Five loosely intertwined stories of the emotional issues facing individual middle-aged Angelenas are presented. In "This Is Dr. Keener", physician Elaine Keener is spending the day taking care of her invalid mother at home on the nurse's day off. Elaine, a scientist, seeks confirmation on what may be a turning point issue in her life by an unconventional means, namely a tarot card reading. Although the news Elaine receives through the reading is a largely accurate assessment of her current life, it is the news about that crossroads issue that takes her somewhat aback. In "Fantasies About Rebecca", thirty-nine year old Rebecca Waynon is outwardly in control of her life, from her job as a bank manager to her personal long term relationship with older Robert. A homeless woman named Nancy who hangs around outside the bank seems to have a clearer picture of what is truly happening with Rebecca than Rebecca herself, as is witnessed by Rebecca's ultimate reaction to an action in dealing with... Written by Huggo

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content and language | See all certifications »


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4 October 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A nő ötször  »

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A Braille book that Carol Faber reads is "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez who happens to be the father of Rodrigo García, this film's director. See more »


Nancy: What does your husband think about this?
Rebecca: I don't have a husband.
Nancy: Show me your ring finger.
[Rebecca shows Nancy her left hand]
Nancy: Are you a lesbian?
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Are you going to sing Feelings for me?
12 February 2002 | by (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This film consists of several different stories that are very loosely connected to each other. I was drawn into each individual story but would have liked to have known more about them. What would have made this film really good in my opinion is if there had been a single strong story line woven through all the stories; an interconnection that would have kept the coincidence intact, but would have made it an unseparable whole. That is what I missed. I am very happy though that at the end there was a kind of closing to each of the stories, but that really deserved more time. So a good film, with interesting characters and good portrayals, but it lacked the depth and interconnection that it made me both expect and hope to find.

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