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Something to Talk About (1995)

Julia Roberts , Dennis Quaid , Lasse Hallström  |  R |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick
  • Directors: Lasse Hallström
  • Writers: Callie Khouri
  • Producers: Anthea Sylbert, Goldie Hawn, Paula Weinstein, William S. Beasley
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: December 14, 1999
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00002ND7J
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,361 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Something to Talk About" on IMDb

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Grace has a picture-perfect life. And it goes dizzyingly out of focus the day she discovers her husband Eddie has been unfaithful. Julia Roberts headlines this acclaimed movie that aims for the heart and funnybone - and scores a bull's eye. In her best screen role yet, Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick and others in "the years best ensemble of characters" (Jack Matthews, Newsday) join Roberts for this juicy, truthful story written by Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise) and directed by Lasse Hallstrom (What's Eating Gilbert Grape?). Folks are talking about Grace. You owe it to yourself to see why.

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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I ADORE this movie October 11, 2002
Format:DVD
There isn't anything in this that was earth shattering or incredible performances. It was just a good Sunday Afternoon flick, I own this one and forgot how much I enjoyed it until my Daughter and I pulled it off the shelf.
Julia Roberts does a believable job as a woman who has found out that her husband has screwed around on her. What I liked most about this movie was allll of the secondary characters... Kyra was the PERFECT Older sister looking out for her younger one, Gena was Great as the Southern Belle Mama, the Aunt (don't know this woman's name)was HILARIOUS as the "little" crazy Aunt that would/could go there. You really have to pay attention to this movie there are so many innuendos and funny moments that I truly can recommend this one. The actress that played the daughter was wonderful and last but not least Dennis Quaid did quite a convincing job as a contrite husband (once he was caught).
If you want something along this plot line I would also suggest "Hope Floats" which also stars Gena Rowlands and has pretty much the same subject matter but not the same movie. Enjoy.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the 10-12 I watch repeatedly. . . January 28, 2004
Format:DVD
As a 30-something chick, I have a few romantic comedies and dramas that I have watched so many times I can repeat them line for line. I put them on, if for nothing else, for the background noise. This movie is one of them. The title of the movie says it all; Julia Roberts (Grace) gives the entire town something to talk about when she finds out about her husband's cheating ways. The movie is funny and poignant at the same time, making the viewer re-visit some decisions they made in their lives that got them where they are today. Kyra Sedgwick is absolutely fabulous (much better than in "Singles") and Gena Rowlands is wonderful, as well. Pair that with a great subplot about horse competitions and coming to grip with aging, you've got a great movie that was completely underrated by most critics.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable and entertaining film June 10, 2003
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Format:VHS Tape
Curl up and enjoy this movie. It is funny, sad, interesting and most of all enjoyable. I disagree with the person who said that the husband and wife spontaneously dance and then live happily ever after. Did we watch the same movie? The wife (Julia Roberts) then goes back to school and her husband begins courting her. Dating, not back to move in and live happily ever after.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Familiar but pleasing nonetheless June 18, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
Director Lasse Hallstrom attempts to combine two venerable Hollywood genres and several subplots in this nonetheless agreeable morality tale about the bad effect adultery can have on your marriage. Part women's POV romantic comedy and part Dixie family dynamics saga, this is a generational story about what it takes to make a marriage work. It's a little scattered and loose fitting and underdeveloped in parts, but there's enough warmth and bright comedy to make up for the defects, and the cast is fun to watch.

The script by Callie Khouri is familiar but clever with some good human observations and some nice twists. I notice that Khouri also wrote Thelma and Louise (1991), which may explain why, in this flick, it is the men who learn (and need) most of the hard lessons. Robert Duvall plays the still feisty patriarch, Wlyly King, who really needs to learn to loosen the reigns a little, while Dennis Quaid, who plays Grace's adulterous husband, needs to appreciate what he's got and to stop catting around. Kyra Sedgwick as Grace's sister helps him by kneeing him right where it hurts the most, and Grace, accidentally on purpose, nearly poisons him. (All part of his well-deserved and to be continued penance.) Sedgwick sparkles while being careful not to upstage "America's Darling" too often while Gena Rowlands as the mother is steady and sure.

Julia Roberts has become a great star and a great actress, and she is one of my favorites, but there is no question that she felt not entirely comfortable in this part. From the details of the script you can see that she is supposed to be a somewhat ditzy and naively outspoken woman, a southern belle with spunk, a mind of her own, and a desire to be something more than her father's daughter or her husband's wife.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice comedy, worth watching. March 1, 2000
By AJ
Format:VHS Tape
Something to Talk About is the sort of movie that is saved by the cast. If it had not been for the work of people like Roberts, Duvall, Quaid, Sedgwick and others, this movie would hardly have been worth watching. Especially Kyra Sedgwick did a wonderfull job, but than she had all the good lines. Good work with the horses too and Dennis Quaid shows a surprising talent in handling children. The story itself is not very special, but the actors make the best of it, producing a pleasant comedy with rather more points of interest than is usual.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fall Movie July 25, 2006
Format:DVD
I love Julia Roberts and Gena Rowlands. Kyra Sedgewick is in this one as well. The film is awesome. It has an awesome plot and the setting is beautiful. The horses provide a good sub-plot to the main marital-problem part of the movie. Kyra plays my favorite character, Grace's fiesty sister. Her quips are fantastic and Julia Roberts and Quaid totally make their roles beleivable. It's a cute, funny, drama--who knew they still existed? Love IT!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Something to Talk About June 30, 2007
Format:DVD
This movie is one of the best movies ever made. It covers the dynamics of relationships in a way that allows the viewer to recognize them in thier own lives or of people that they know. Julie Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Kyra Sedgwick, Robert Duvall and Gena Rowlands are all at their best. THis is a movie that I enjoy every time I watch it and that is often.
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5.0 out of 5 stars this is one of Julia Roberts best movies. Randy Quaid does what go...
this is one of Julia Roberts best movies. Randy Quaid does what go wrong with. Robert Duvall the best in everything he does. Everyone should watch this feel good movie.
Published 3 days ago by debbie burton
3.0 out of 5 stars More foul language than warranted
A fair chick flick. More foul language than warranted. So-so acting. Okay, but forgettable.
Published 4 days ago by Robert Pollard
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of the BEST movies I have ever seen! Great cast, great story line with comedic genius!
Published 6 days ago by Arleen Fontaine
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 7 days ago by Melissa K. Porter
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite Julia movies
It's an oldie, but goodie. One of my favorite Julia movies.
Published 10 days ago by Jody2of5
5.0 out of 5 stars ... me & my bestie got one and we have enjoyed it. I could not find it...
Julia Roberts is one of my favorites and me & my bestie got one and we have enjoyed
it. I could not find it anywhere else so happy we found it on line.
Published 11 days ago by Nona Britton
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 22 days ago by Adheroom
5.0 out of 5 stars Something to talk about is just that! Something to talk about....
This is a great movie. Robert Duvall, Julia Roberts, and one of my favorites, Muse Watson. I wish Muse Watson would've had a larger part in this movie! Read more
Published 27 days ago by Jennifer Broadwater
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very happy... great value... Thank YOU... +++++
Published 1 month ago by Richard DeVries
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A+ film.
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