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Walking and Talking (1996)

Catherine Keener , Anne Heche , Nicole Holofcener  |  R |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Catherine Keener, Anne Heche, Amy Braverman, Miranda Rhyne, Randall Batinkoff
  • Directors: Nicole Holofcener
  • Writers: Nicole Holofcener
  • Producers: Dorothy Berwin, James Schamus, Scott Meek, Ted Hope
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Unknown)
  • 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: Miramax
  • DVD Release Date: May 21, 2002
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000065V39
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,679 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Walking and Talking" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

This fun, critically acclaimed comedy follows the hilarious antics of four friends looking for love in the '90s! Laura, Frank, Andrew, and Amelia always have something to laugh about when it comes to matters of the heart. There are good dates, bad dates, and no dates. Wild fantasies. Long-distance phone sex. And an outrageous search for Mr. Right that turns up every oddball imaginable! In the hilarious tradition of BEAUTIFUL GIRLS and FLIRTING WITH DISASTER, WALKING AND TALKING shows that the ups and downs of modern romance aren't easy ... they've just never been funnier!

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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This is the film that introduced me to the wonderment of Catherine Keener, Liv Schreiber and Anne Heche. Plus it has the ultra cool, funny Kevin Corrigan. A film about 20's somethings and their relationships and what happens when you feel you are losing your best friend to an impending wedding. Catherine Keener plays a neurotic woman who has no idea what she wants out of a relationship, so she relies heavily on her best friend (Heche) and her ex-boyfriend and male best friend (Schreiber). They are there to comfort her and are outlets to express her doubts on love and life. But one of her outlets is about to get married and she has a hard time adjusting to that fact. It's a good story about life in your 20's. There is a wonderful appearance by Kevin Corrigan who just steals most of the scenes he is in. It's not over the top acting (as you get in your better known dramas) and its not just caricatures... It's just a little low-budget film with some really good acting. The right amount of acting that is required for a film of this quality. And I found it rather enjoyable.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A realistic look at women's friendship... May 26, 2003
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As you may have watched in the recent "Lovely and Amazing" movie by the same director, she chooses to focus on the truth in relationships, instead of presenting what's fake and flowery. Amelia is best friends with Laura. They grew up together, lived together, and shared a cat together. Now, Laura is getting married to her live-in boyfriend, and Amelia takes it hard. She is trying to put a handle on this, and at the same time, be single in New York. It seems that she has no other friends really, except for Andrew, a recent Amelia stalker victim, who she once dated. In fact, everyone she dates, she ends up obsessing about for a little while.
This movie is not too well known or accessible, but I have always liked it for the fact that Amelia, played by Catherine Keener, is so real, with her tangly brown hair, and hilarious facial expressions. Although I haven't really been a fan of Anne Heche, she nails the part. She is interesting to watch with her cynical personality, who can be kind of abrasive, though sometimes sweet. She is trying to accept getting married, and wondering whether she wants to be there.
Walking and Talking is fun, depicting a couple at night, stating, "You want to play around?" then grabbing a Boggle game from under the bed. Liev Schreiber, who has boyish charm and a machine-gun laugh, plays Andrew. He has a need for "adult videos" and stimulating phone conversations with women, he hardly knows. In addition, Todd Field, before directing, "In the Bedroom," always has that sweet, calm demeanor. The characters are hard to forget. Although the story is very simple, it still holds true with healthy and dysfunctional relationships. Anyone who wants to understand women and how they deal with each other should watch it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Single 30-something can relate! November 5, 1999
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I've seen this film several times and it's a great chick flick, if that's what you're after. A good sit-alone-at-home or with another girlfriend film. While it's not earthshatteringly profound, it is touching and quite funny. As a single 30-something who's seen numerous close friends get engaged and married, I can relate to Keener's character. Your relationships with your girlfriends change as you or they embark on committed relationships and this film's about finding yourself and letting go of expectations. See. .. I told you it's a chick flick. But it's great.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Movie About Friendship! January 21, 2002
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In the movie "When Harry Met Sally" there is a scene where two of the characters argue about whether or not people give up their single friends, when they get married. The film "Walking and Talking" uses this as it's theme in a comedic examination of two women's friendship. Ann Heche (in one of her earlier indie film roles)plays Laura, who gets engaged to her boyfriend, Frank. This deeply affects her close girlfriend, Amelia, wonderfully played by Catherine Keener. Amelia's life is a mess between her cat who has contracted cancer and her long history of bad relationship's (past, present and probably future) with men. Keener really does a superb job presenting us with a women, who is lonely and upset, because she feels she is loosing her best friend to marriage. Anne Heche, also is very good at showing us the flip side of the coin, because her character feels guilty about neglecting her fiend for her fiance'. The film's excellent supporting cast includes Liev Schreiber as Amelia's mooching, ex boyfriend and Todd Field as the nice guy Fiance'. One special mention should be made for character actor, Kevin Corrigan, who plays one of Amelia's geeky dates.He takes a small role that could have been trite and one dimensional and instead he gives his character real feelings and empathy. His chemistry with actress, Catherine Keener is wonderful. He practically steals all the scenes he is in. The film also has a very enjoyable soundtrack, which includes some excellent tunes from singer, Billy Bragg and the Australian, New Wave/pop group, Frente. This is a warm movie about the meaning of friendship, that provides some good laughs and entertainment.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Movie December 28, 1998
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This is a wonderful movie. It's smart, funny and real. I still laugh out loud, and usually cry too, even though I've probably seen it a dozen times.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Quiet Film
This is a quiet film with no big crisis or shocking event. It is about two friends looking for love and analyzing it every step of the way. Read more
Published 14 months ago by prisrob
4.0 out of 5 stars A Bull's Eye!
The Movie is carried by the performances of all, especially Ms. Keener. A charming look at what strains and bonds exist among friends reaching thirty. Read more
Published 18 months ago by jml1931
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite movie
This is my favorite movie. I just really enjoy the friendships between these charachters. They feel very authentic without the impression that the actors and script writers were... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Megan Gurney
4.0 out of 5 stars Good and Funny Film
You're not going to be bored with this movie. I thought it was pretty good. Get it, you'll enjoy it.
Published on September 11, 2010 by Dee from Gary, Indiana
2.0 out of 5 stars Catherine Keener is funny but the movie is bland.
Walking and Talking is not as funny or engaging as Friends with Money and Lovely and Amazing. Those two movies had depth and soul. Read more
Published on May 27, 2010 by the smart guy
4.0 out of 5 stars Catherine Keener shines.
The extremely talented Nicole Holofcener's first feature. While it's not as nuanced as her later work (like, "Friends with Money"), "Walking and Talking" is her funniest. Read more
Published on May 13, 2010 by Steven Carrier
2.0 out of 5 stars Just OK
After reading the reviews of Nicole Holofcener's movies, I thought this would be just the type of movies I would love. Read more
Published on September 11, 2008 by L. B. Hersey
1.0 out of 5 stars Walking and Talking
This was one of the most boring movies I've seen in some time. I couldn't even finish watching it. I guess the title says it all, especially the talking part.
Published on September 27, 2007 by Ginny Strobl
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as Billed
My friend and I watched the movie together while eating homemade popcorn. The popcorn was better than the movie. Read more
Published on May 27, 2007 by S. Horspool
4.0 out of 5 stars The first of three good films from Nicole Holofcener
We worked backwards to get to this debut 1996 effort by director Nicole Holofcener. Lukewarm reviews aside, we really enjoyed her latest effort "Friends With Money. Read more
Published on December 22, 2006 by Andy Orrock
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