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
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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 »
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 »
Emma Rae, I have a cookbook to put out, and a daughter to raise, and the God damn winter Grand Prix. And I just don't have time for the nervous breakdown I deserve, so please, don't ask me to stop and think!
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Sterling cast featuring not only Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid, but also Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands and Kyra Sedgwick, is a handsomely-made but rather ordinary, women's TV-type light drama (with barbed language added). Roberts plays harried working mom down South who discovers husband Quaid has been unfaithful; they fight, discuss divorce, fight some more, while Roberts gets advice from her well-to-do parents (they ponder the situation when the answers should be obvious). Pleasant cast nearly masks the fact this is completely rote material (with Sedgwick as Roberts' p.o.'ed sister who gets in the proverbial crotch kick). Pokey, overly-familiar, overlong film with too few laughs and too much inane banter. Photographed by the famous Sven Nykvist, who indeed gives the picture a rich, glossy look. ** from ****
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