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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 more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins.
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Dr. Elaine Keener (segments "This is Dr. Keener" and "Fantasies about Rebecca")
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Carol Faber (segment "Love Waits For Kathy")
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Christine Taylor (segments "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine" and "This is Dr. Keener")
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Rose (segments "Someone For Rose" and "Fantasies about Rebecca")
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Detective Kathy Faber (segment "Love Waits For Kathy")
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Lilly (segment "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine")
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Rebecca Waynon (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")
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Walter (segments "Fantasies About Rebecca" and "Love Waits For Kathy")
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Robert (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")
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Sam (segment "Love Waits For Kathy"
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Jay (segment "Someone For Rose")
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Albert (segments "Someone For Rose" and "Love Waits For Kathy")
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Nancy (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca") (as Penny Allen)
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Debbie (segments "Fantasies About Rebecca" and "Love Waits For Kathy")
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June (segments "Love Waits For Kathy" and "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine")
Irma St. Paule ...
Elaine's Mother (segment "This is Dr. Keener")
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Nurse (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")
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Receptionist (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")
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Police Officer (segment "Love Waits For Kathy")
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Carmen Alba
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Angelica
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Jay's School Friend (segment "Someone For Rose") (uncredited)
George E. Roberts ...
Mover (uncredited)
Carmel Wynne Smith ...
Bank Teller (uncredited)

Directed by

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Rodrigo García

Written by

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Rodrigo García ... (writer)

Produced by

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Jon Avnet ... producer
Effie Brown ... line producer
Lisa Lindstrom ... producer
Marsha Oglesby ... producer
Elie Samaha ... executive producer
Andrew Stevens ... executive producer

Music by

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Ed Shearmur ... (as Edward Shearmur)

Cinematography by

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Emmanuel Lubezki ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Amy E. Duddleston

Editorial Department

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Phillip J. Bartell ... assistant editor
George Koran ... telecine colorist
Bob McMillian ... color timer (as Bob McMillan)
Michael Nouryeh ... assistant editor
Timothy E. Wilson ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Marnie Waxman

Production Design by

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Jerry Fleming

Set Decoration by

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Betty Berberian

Costume Design by

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George L. Little

Makeup Department

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David Abbott ... makeup artist
Carrie Angland ... makeup department head
Martial Corneville ... hair stylist: Ms. Close
Medusah ... hair department head
Jaren Millard ... makeup artist
Anne Morgan ... hair stylist: Ms. Diaz (as Ann Morgan)
Tamie Smith ... makeup artist
Gucci Westman ... makeup artist: Ms. Diaz

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Shane Clark ... second assistant director
Van Hayden ... first assistant director
Kyle LeMire ... second second assistant director
Joy Roberts ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Denise Anderson ... assistant property master
Mark Anderson ... property master
William DeBiasio ... lead man
Lance DeSpain ... lead scenic
Paul Etheredge ... swing gang (as Paul Etheredge-Ouzts)
Susana Inés Fattorini ... assistant art director
Joel Miller ... set dresser
Lisa Robinson ... on-set dresser
Christopher Schultz ... on-set dresser (as Christopher A. Schultz)
David Slater ... construction coordinator
Patrick Tonioli ... scenic artist (as Patrick Starr Tonioli)
Marisa Vargo ... scenic artist
Brad Zuckerman ... construction foreman

Sound Department

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Joe Barnett ... re-recording mixer
Dylan Bond ... boom operator
Jed M. Dodge ... adr supervisor
Matt Dubin ... digital transfer engineer
Alan Freedman ... adr mixer
Jonathan Fuh ... boom operator
Cormac Funge ... supervising sound editor
José Antonio García ... production sound mixer
Robert Getty ... assistant sound editor
Michael Hertlein ... dialogue editor
Chato Hill ... assistant sound editor
C.W. Jones ... foley mixer
Craig Jurkiewicz ... sound editor
Ossama Khuluki ... foley artist
Sarah Smith ... sound editor
William Smith ... re-recording mixer (as Bill Smith)
Walter Spencer ... dialogue editor
Johanna Turner ... digital transfer engineer
James Wright ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby

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Christopher Dusendschon ... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited) / optical element Hazeltine colorist: THDX (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ivan Allen ... rigging assistant lighting technician
Pasquale Attanasio ... grip
Mitchell Bergman ... set electric technician
Bill Brummond ... Steadicam operator
Colin J. Campbell ... chief lighting technician (as Colin Campbell)
Russ I. Conklin ... rigging lighting technician
C.E. Courtney ... assistant lighting technician
Jeffrey Goodman ... camera loader
Erik Hecomovich ... best boy / grip
Robert Jason ... additional chief lighting technician
Lee Jimenez ... dolly grip
Dana Kroeger ... second assistant camera
Jay Levy ... additional first assistant camera
Mark Lipson ... still photographer
Christopher M. Morlock ... electrician
Greg Patterson ... grip
Larry Sweet ... key grip
Christopher Warren ... electrician
Harry Zimmerman ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Bill Dance ... extras casting
Gary Davies ... extras casting assistant
Alyssa Embree ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Leslie Fill ... costumer
Dee Dee Hopkins ... costumer
Jennifer K. Moore ... costume supervisor
Carlane Passman ... assistant costume designer (as Carlane Passman Little)

Location Management

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Val Burnley ... location manager
Elaine Patarini ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Francis Buckley ... music recordist
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
George Doering ... musician
Daryl B. Kell ... supervising music editor

Transportation Department

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Kip Johnson ... transportation captain
Terry Mack ... transportation coordinator
Sandra Ninham ... crew driver

Other crew

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Alex Cho ... set intern
Donna Cline ... technical advisor
Nicole Colombie ... assistant coordinator
G. Shawn Davis ... production coordinator
Lori Dorn ... assistant: Glenn Close
Kerim Ekonomi ... set production assistant
Kristen Figeroid ... assistant: Mr. Stevens
Gonzalo Garcia ... title designer
Huck Hackstedt ... assistant to producer
Monica L. Kocher ... assistant production accountant
Jessica Koosed ... assistant: Rodrigo Garcia
Swanna MacNair ... assistant: Lisa Lindstrom
Jennifer Maisch ... post-production accountant
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Tori Meek ... production accountant
Eric Melstad ... office production assistant
Elías Nahmías ... set production assistant
Bryan Palliccia ... production assistant
Jonathan Parker ... office production assistant
Mark Patterson ... set production assistant
Katrina Phillips ... office production assistant
Patrick G. Ralston ... additional assistant lighting technician (as Pat Ralston)
Joan Scheckel ... workshop development (uncredited)
Jonna Smith ... assistant: Jon Avnet
Jayne-Ann Tenggren ... script supervisor
Matthew Thomas ... office production assistant
Matthew A. Thomas ... production assistant
Rhonda Wheelan ... craft service

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Plot Summary

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 a personal issue. In "Someone for Rose", divorced mother Rose's life is focused on making sure her fifteen year old son Jay is turning into a respectable young man. Between that and her new work as a writer of children's books, Rose doesn't seem to have time to look for love, which changes when Albert, a dwarf, moves in across the street. In "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine", lesbian couple Christine and Lilly discuss their relationship - past, present and future - as they deal with Lilly's terminal illness. And in "Love Waits For Kathy", police detective Kathy Faber lives with her blind sister Carol Faber. Although Carol has an active life - social and professional, the former which includes dates - and is more than capable of managing on her own as she is highly perceptive, Kathy, under the surface, treats Carol with kid gloves to make sure she's all right in dealing with life considering her physical disability. As such, Kathy has let her personal life largely slip by her. But is it too late for Kathy? Written by Huggo

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Taglines Their faces only begin to tell the story. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ce que je sais d'elle... d'un simple regard (France)
  • Gefühle, die man sieht... - Things you can tell (Germany)
  • Cosas que diría con sólo mirarla (Spain)
  • Coses que diries només de mirar-la (Spain, Catalan title)
  • A nő ötször (Hungary)
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  • 109 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Quotes Lilly: Look, the neighbors bought birds.
Christine Taylor: Canaries.
Lilly: How can you tell?
Christine Taylor: I can see them. Two males, probably.
Lilly: How do you know?
Christine Taylor: Only the males sing.
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