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Let Them All Talk (2020)

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A famous author goes on a cruise trip with her friends and nephew in an effort to find fun and happiness while she comes to terms with her troubled past.

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Steven Soderbergh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meryl Streep ... Alice
Gemma Chan ... Karen
Dianne Wiest ... Susan
Christopher Fitzgerald ... Eddie
Candice Bergen ... Roberta
Mary Catherine Garrison ... Customer
Elna Baker Elna Baker ... Clovis
Lucas Hedges ... Tyler
Samia Finnerty ... Samia
Fred Hechinger ... Fred
David Siegel ... Karen's Boss
David Shepherd David Shepherd ... QM2 Hotel Manager
Stephanie Phippen ... Check-in Agent
Dominic Crisonino Dominic Crisonino ... Terminal Guide
Mike Doyle Mike Doyle ... Murray Dix
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A famous author goes on a cruise trip with her friends and nephew in an effort to find fun and happiness while she comes to terms with her troubled past.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language. | See all certifications »
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Steven Soderbergh came up with a good part of the premise of the movie in 2008. See more »

Quotes

Alice: It's just such a shame. Retiring at, what, 70? Why? I mean, It doesn't make any sense to me.
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Nocturne
Written by Mikhail Glinka
Performed by Fiona McGee
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A Tedious Improv Exercise
12 December 2020 | by ozjosh03See all my reviews

I guess you can see why Soderbergh thought this might fly. Three accomplished, intelligent, charismatic actresses, each of them capable of improvising scenes, developing interesting characters and building relationships without the benefit of an actual script. And, yes, Meryl Streep, Diane Wiest and Candice Bergen are all eminently watchable. Unfortunately, that's no substitute for a strong story, well-crafted scenes and smart dialogue. Let Them All Talk (the title seeming more like the underlying concept than anything pertinent to the content) is just a rambling, undisciplined, mostly tedious attempt at fashioning a movie out of a not-especially-inspired situation and a rather time-worn back story. It doesn't help that much about the writer/agent set up is unbelievable, that it's indifferently directed, extremely slow, often poorly lit and blighted by a dull B-story that involves two seriously dull characters. One sort-of satisfying late scene between Streep and Bergen and a last-minute surprise twist isn't anywhere near enough to save the enterprise.


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Official Sites:

HBOMAX

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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Let Them All Talk See more »

Filming Locations:

RMS Queen Mary 2 See more »

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2.39:1
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