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Walking and Talking (1996)

Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer, and now her best friend, Laura, is getting married. She copes with things, from the... See full summary »

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Nicole Holofcener

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Braverman Amy Braverman ... Young Amelia
Miranda Rhyne Miranda Rhyne ... Young Laura
Catherine Keener ... Amelia
Anne Heche ... Laura
Randall Batinkoff ... Peter
Brenda Denmark Brenda Denmark ... The Vet (as Brenda Thomas Denmark)
Vincent Pastore ... Laura's Devil-Seeing Patient
Liev Schreiber ... Andrew
Todd Field ... Frank
Kevin Corrigan ... Bill
Joseph Siravo ... Amelia's Therapist
Rafael Alvarez Rafael Alvarez ... Laura's Sexy Patient
Ritamarie Kelly Ritamarie Kelly ... Ellen
Steve Cohen Steve Cohen ... Actor In Play
Jordan Levinson Jordan Levinson ... Peter's Friend
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Storyline

Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer, and now her best friend, Laura, is getting married. She copes with things, from the help of Andrew, Frank, Laura, and a brief romance with Bill "The Ugly Guy" Written by Rose Hilburn <Taco@Kosher.Com>

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Taglines:

A movie for everyone who wants to get married and stay single at the same time.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigas Curtindo Adoidado See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,412, 21 July 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,297,265, 31 December 1996
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the only film edited by Alisa Lepselter which was directed by someone other than Woody Allen. See more »

Goofs

When Laura is trying on wedding dresses, you can see her face in the mirror chewing gum but you hear her say, "I'm farting." See more »

Quotes

Andrew: I hope he calls back.
Amelia: I don't.
Andrew: What do you mean? I thought that's what I needed to be here for. Those sickos are the loneliest slimiest... hello cookies... hmm... I like.
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Connections

References Basket Case (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Go West
Written and Performed by Liz Phair
Published by Sony/ATV Tunes LLC o/b/o Civil War Days Music Group
Courtesy of Matador Records
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One of the best films of the 1990's
17 November 1999 | by Jared XSee all my reviews

I have seen Walking and Talking several times, and am continually impressed with Nicole Holofcener's writing and directing. These characters really act as if they are best friends. One great accomplishment of this film is that it is about everyday events which are transformed into having importance because we see the characters giving them importance, without it being heavy-handed. Another is the dialogue: these people are comfortable being cynical with each other, without being mean spirited. This is a small film with a big heart.


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