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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)

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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,892,160

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,333,797
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie (Dennis Quaid) calls Caroline (Haley Aull) "Doodlebug". This may be a reference to the children's book "Daddy Calls Me Doodlebug" by J.D. Lester. 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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Wyly King: Son, I guess you're right. I don't know my ass from Bakersfield. Or is it shit from Shinola?
Jamie Johnson: Either way.
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Delightful film
17 April 2004 | by evraymerSee all my reviews

This is a delightful film about a Southern belle, Grace King Bichon

(Julia Roberts), who chafes under the domination of her

brook-no-dissent father, and is cheated on by her husband. Grace

works for her father on his horse farm, and her suppressed

resentment of his iron rule has likely helped derail her marriage to

Eddie. In any event, the film is ultimately about the love and

strength of family relationships and the power of forgiveness, as

well as finding one's own path in life. All actors turn in great

performances: Julia Roberts as the heroine and wronged wife;

Robert Duvall as the family patriarch; Gena Rowlands as the

beautiful and devoted spouse and mother; and Kyra Sedgwick as

the transgressive sister. Dennis Quaid as Grace's philandering

husband is very appealing, so it's hard not to be rooting for he and

Grace to reconcile. Finally, good cinematography and a portrait of

gracious Southern living make this film an enjoyable view.


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