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Something to Talk About (1995)

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A woman's world is rocked when she discovers her husband is cheating on her.

Director:

Lasse Hallström (as Lasse Hallstrom)

Writer:

Callie Khouri
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Roberts ... Grace King Bichon
Dennis Quaid ... Eddie Bichon
Robert Duvall ... Wyly King
Gena Rowlands ... Georgia King
Kyra Sedgwick ... Emma Rae King
Brett Cullen ... Jamie Johnson
Haley Aull Haley Aull ... Caroline 'Doodlebug' Bichon
Muse Watson ... Hank Corrigan
Anne Shropshire Anne Shropshire ... Aunt Rae
Ginnie Randall Ginnie Randall ... Eula
Terrence Currier ... Dr. Frank Lewis (as Terrence P. Currier)
Rebecca Koon ... Barbaranelle
Rhoda Griffis ... Edna
Lisa Roberts Gillan ... Kitty (as Lisa Roberts)
Deborah Hobart ... Lorene Tuttle
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Storyline

Grace Bichon, who is managing her father's riding-stable, discovers that her husband Eddie deceives her with another woman. After confronting him in the middle of the night on the streets of their small home town, she decides to stay at her sister Emma Rae's house for a while, to make up her mind. Breaking out of her everyday life, she starts to question the authority of everyone, especially her father's, thus causing a stir in her parent's marriage, too. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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A story about husbands, wives, parents, children and other natural disasters.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Game of Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaufort, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,115,697, 6 August 1995

Gross USA:

$50,865,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,865,589
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the final competition, as the little girl is walking from her dad back to Grace (Julia Roberts), the announcer calls the name of one of the horses, "Have a Heart". This is the title of another hit song by Bonnie Raitt (original singer of "Something to Talk About"). See more »

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No matter how determined Caroline was to ride Possum, under Grand Prix rules she would not have been able to compete in the Under 14s on a 16hh horse. Her own age, height and weight would, under their safety regulations, have prevented her from riding a horse that's too big for her. Caroline is only nine years old and a big horse like Possum would have been too much for her to handle, especially since she had no previous experience riding him. See more »

Quotes

Wyly King: You know you were lucky to get her the first time.
Eddie Bichon: It was a damn miracle.
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Something to Talk About
By Shirley Eikhard
Performed by Bonnie Raitt and Therese Willis
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A rare Lasse Halstrom error
4 February 2002 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

Boy, is this movie lame or what?

Any interest in the movies' characters is SOLELY provided by Krya Sedgwick as the wise-cracking, potty-mouthed sister of the lead actress..can't place her name right now.

Anyway, the lead finds out her husband (Dennis Quaid) is cheating, and this comes as a surprise to her even after it was pointed out that his nickname in college was 'Hound Dog'.

Possibly she thought it was her duty to not see his indiscretions. She was raised in a town very concerned with two things - doing the right thing, and talking about it when someone else is caught doing the wrong thing. Her parents (Robert Duvall and Gena Rowlands, who make any movie they are in better than it normally would have been) are in denial as well, about life in general but mostly about their own relationship.

Nothing much really happens. In that way it reminded me a little of 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape', but that was never boring for a minute.

Soundtrack is distracting - each new scene begins with a swell of music, so if you're falling asleep, just listen for the music..that's the start of the next, and hopefully better, scene.

But take my advice - it doesn't get any better. My heart goes out to Kyra, whose work is wasted in this boring vehicle.


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