On the run from the law, desperate drug runner Astor and his beautiful prisoner struggle through the savage heat. They are offered a ride by two unsuspecting travelers. Claiming to be ... See full summary »
Mary Fiore is San Francisco's most successful supplier of romance and glamor. She knows all the tricks. She knows all the rules. But then she breaks the most important rule of all: she falls in love with the groom.
A physics professor approaching middle age decides to change his life with unexpected results. A rising young prosecuting attorney's plans are thrown into disarray as the result of a single careless act while distracted. A woman reluctantly faces her husband's infidelity. An envious insurance claims manager with family problems seeks revenge on a cheerful coworker, but has second thoughts. And an optimistic young cleaning woman awaits a miracle, only to have her faith shaken by a traumatic event. These ordinary people all find themselves asking the fundamental question philosophers have pondered throughout history: What is happiness, and how does one achieve it?Written by
During this film's screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, Matthew McConaughey saved a woman's life after she suffered a seizure. Coincidentally, this happened right after the line "Why do you want a doctor?" See more »
Walker writes the formula for acceleration incorrectly on the blackboard. It should be f/s2, where he writes (f/s)2. Then, a student says: "Don't you have to assume that the velocity is constant during the deceleration period?", and Walker partly agrees. Deceleration means that the velocity (or rather the speed) diminishes - constant velocity means there is no deceleration or acceleration. A physics teacher should never make these mistakes. See more »
Why do you wanna be a doctor anyhow?
So I can help people.
How? By keeping them alive today so you can prolong their misery until tomorrow?
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Shawn Elliott is correctly spelled in the first set of credits, but is spelled as 'Shawn Elliot" in the end credits. See more »
Some Intense Acting in Some Interconnected Vignettes
"13 Conversations About One Thing" is in the genre of movies that deal with fate/coincidence in a rondelay story-telling technique.
This is the more intellectual version of Tom Tykwer's German movies or as less violent than "Amores Perros."
Writers/director the Sprecher sisters take a very different approach to human nature than in their sardonic "Clockwatchers," helped by intense performances by Matthew McConaughey and Alan Arkin and especially Clea DuVall who visibly change before our eyes as they are affected by chance slowly and fitfully playing out its hand around them.
The chapter headings are a bit precious. I couldn't actually tell what order the story was being told to us, backwards, sideways, forwards? Or is the point that doesn't matter for happiness? We're cogs in The Great Mandella anyway, each touching the other in unknown ways?
(originally written 6/16/2002)
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