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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.

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Lasse Hallström (as Lasse Hallstrom)

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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 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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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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Gross USA:

$50,892,160
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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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When Caroline is getting ready to ride Possum at an event, Dennis Quaid wishes her luck and calls her "Ladybug." Her nickname through the entire movie is "Doodlebug." See more »

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Emma Rae: I've got to see a horse about a man.
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Another story of infidelity
20 June 2003 | by DPerson626See all my reviews

This time it is the man who is unfaithful but the ending is different. When we watched "A Walk on The Moon", "Unfaithful" and "The Bridges of Madison County" we saw three married women have torrid affairs but who were portrayed as sympathetic characters. They ended up staying with their husbands (though the husband in "Unfaithful" probably ended up in prison) while still in love with the men with whom they committed adultery. The husbands who were aware of their wives unfaithfulness, and the one who didn't, all opted to "stand by their women" and were portrayed as being at fault by virtue of working too hard and not paying enough attention to the wives.

But here the shoe is on the other foot. The husband is the one who strays and he is portrayed as being at fault, even though his wife has become distant and unresponsive to him. The double standard is obvious. Kyra Sedgwick was by far the most enjoyable character in the film. She was outstanding as the protective sister of betrayed Julia Roberts. The b*ll kicking scene is painful, but funny. I really liked her and will be looking for more of her work in the future.

The setting is a horse farm that is ruled over by the patriarch played by Robert Duvall. Grace is his assistant manager and carries much of the load. Her husband (Dennis Quaid) is caught cheating on her and she moves out of their bedroom to her sisters apartment. Though her husband is truly repentant and struggles to get her back she is unrelenting and eventually returns to school and we are left wondering if there is ever a reunion. I enjoyed the movie but was struck by the difference in the treatment of male infidelity versus that of the female. I give it a 7/10.


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