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

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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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Dr. Elaine Keener (segments "This is Dr. Keener" and "Fantasies about Rebecca")
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Carol Faber (segment "Love Waits For Kathy")
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Rose (segments "Someone For Rose" and "Fantasies about Rebecca")
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Lilly (segment "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine")
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Rebecca Waynon (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")
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Walter (segments "Fantasies About Rebecca" and "Love Waits For Kathy")
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Robert (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")
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Sam (segment "Love Waits For Kathy"
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Jay (segment "Someone For Rose")
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Albert (segments "Someone For Rose" and "Love Waits For Kathy")
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Nancy (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca") (as Penny Allen)
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Debbie (segments "Fantasies About Rebecca" and "Love Waits For Kathy")
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June (segments "Love Waits For Kathy" and "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine")
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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 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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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 »

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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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beautifully told stories of everyday
29 July 2004 | by (Cambridge, MA, USA) – See all my reviews

The only other movie I've ever been moved to write a comment for was Mission to Mars. Unlike MtM, which I was moved to review due to it being one of the very worst movies I've ever seen, this one is truly touching. Things You Can Tell... is a testimony that an American movie, with well-known American actors, can be delicate, beautifully acted, and most of all, not chewed and explained to death. It does not regard its viewers as braindead; neither does it regard them as artsy. It is a movie for everyone, about people just like us.

This is not an art-house movie - the story plot is a collection of stories about the everyday lives of everyday women (the reviewer who said she never seen such repulsive characters might be in for a shock if she actually talks to her daughter / mother / sister).

It shows women beautifully, and absolutely believably. It also shows nicely that diversity is not a question of the skin color, but of the attitude (hence the stories feature only white women).

It's also not a chick flick - while certainly it will be loved by women, it also works for cynical, hard to move guys like me.

Watch it, it's really good, in a not-in-your-face, subtle way.


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