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Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 4 October 2000 (France)
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Five loosely intertwined stories of the emotional issues facing individual middle-aged Angelenas are presented. In "This Is Dr. Keener", physician Elaine Keener is spending the day taking ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Elaine Keener (segments "This is Dr. Keener" and "Fantasies about Rebecca")
... Carol Faber (segment "Love Waits For Kathy")
... Christine Taylor (segments "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine" and "This is Dr. Keener")
... Rose (segments "Someone For Rose" and "Fantasies about Rebecca")
... Detective Kathy Faber (segment "Love Waits For Kathy")
... Lilly (segment "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine")
... Rebecca Waynon (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")
... Walter (segments "Fantasies About Rebecca" and "Love Waits For Kathy")
... Robert (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")
... Sam (segment "Love Waits For Kathy"
... Jay (segment "Someone For Rose")
... Albert (segments "Someone For Rose" and "Love Waits For Kathy")
... Nancy (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca") (as Penny Allen)
... Debbie (segments "Fantasies About Rebecca" and "Love Waits For Kathy")
... June (segments "Love Waits For Kathy" and "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine")
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Five loosely intertwined stories of the emotional issues facing individual middle-aged Angelenas are presented. In "This Is Dr. Keener", physician Elaine Keener is spending the day taking care of her invalid mother at home on the nurse's day off. Elaine, a scientist, seeks confirmation on what may be a turning point issue in her life by an unconventional means, namely a tarot card reading. Although the news Elaine receives through the reading is a largely accurate assessment of her current life, it is the news about that crossroads issue that takes her somewhat aback. In "Fantasies About Rebecca", thirty-nine year old Rebecca Waynon is outwardly in control of her life, from her job as a bank manager to her personal long term relationship with older Robert. A homeless woman named Nancy who hangs around outside the bank seems to have a clearer picture of what is truly happening with Rebecca than Rebecca herself, as is witnessed by Rebecca's ultimate reaction to an action in dealing with... Written by Huggo

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A man only sees what a woman wants him to know. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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A nő ötször  »

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A Braille book that Carol Faber reads is "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez who happens to be the father of Rodrigo García, this film's director. See more »

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Carol: God says to Adam, "Adam, I have something for you, but it's gonna cost you an arm and a leg." Adam thinks for a moment, then decides, "What can you give me for a rib?"
Kathy: That's funny. Where'd you hear it?
Carol: From the Bible.
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As contrived and convoluted as the title.
9 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

The only recommendation for this film is the acting of Holly Hunter, and to a lesser extent that of Cameron Diaz. Otherwise, you can spend your time more enjoyably and profitably taking that time to listen to a real woman.


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