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Something to Talk About (1995)



Average Rating: 6.8/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 4

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The feminist outrage of Thelma & Louise (1991) screenwriter Callie Khouri blended superbly with director Lasse Hallstrom's predilection for stories about idiosyncratic families in this effective comedy-drama. Julia Roberts stars as Grace King Bichon, a prim small-town wife who is incensed when she learns that her husband Eddie Bichon (Dennis Quaid) is having an affair, and that it's not his first dalliance. Grace embarrasses her husband publicly -- then moves in with her wise-mouthed little


Drama, Romance, Comedy

Callie Khouri

Dec 14, 1999

Warner Home Video

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All Critics (32) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (17) | DVD (7)

Something to Talk About is at its best when Khouri's juicy script is adroitly mixing comedy and pathos.

February 13, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Something to Talk About is the kind of movie where you start out wondering how all of these people are related, and end up knowing all too well.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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Something to Talk About is weary -- every ounce of energy and originality has long since been wrung out of this formula, and the 'twist' of having the leads already married doesn't do much to spice up things.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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Something to Talk About never goes bad, though it does get corny in places, and it hits a couple of dull patches near the finish.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A few stray moments of wit mired amidst a low-key and sleep-inducing presentation.

April 3, 2005

Dull, dumb and listless.

January 9, 2004
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

Horrible "romantic comedy." Great message for the ladies: Forgive your cheating husband because that's the best you can do.

July 14, 2003

Focuses on the personal renewal of a woman after the break-up of her marriage.

August 29, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

The script by Callie Khouri is somewhat disjointed in structure.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

An especially painful letdown

July 8, 2001 Full Review Source:

Director Lasse Hallstrom glazes the film with too much faux bluegrass music, and the equine fantasy-world of the King Ranch is so enveloping that it suffocates all aspirations to more serious drama.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

Low-key to a fault, Something to Talk About is no more original or compelling than its title.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

[A] dismal movie.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

Yet another 'men are evil' film from Thelma & Louise writer Callie Khouri.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Cinematter

Roberts, Quaid, Duvall, Rowlands and Kyra Sedgewick, who plays Grace's spirited sister, all turn in very personal performances that make Something to Talk About something to see.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire

Under [Hallstrom's] direction, Something To Talk About seems volatile and fresh, as well as tender and sentimental.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

Khouri does get off some hilarious anti-male revenge lines.

January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Something to Talk About

Clever and excellent characterisations elevate the familiar story of how Julia Roberts's life is thrown into turmoil when she discovers that husband Dennis Quaid has been cheating on her.
Director Lasse Hallstrom did a good job with this drama movie. He certainly seemed fascinated in making a movie which shows how dysfunctional a family really can be, and on more than one level in this film.
Roberts and Kyra Sedgwick are perfect choices of casting as sisters because they look like they could actually be related - imagine they are separated at birth.
July 23, 2009
Dean McKenna

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Good cast. Movie about a woman who finds out her husband is cheating on her. She goes home to her parents to re-evaluate her life.
December 29, 2007
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Adorable movie. Lots of good acting. The relationship between Roberts' and Sedgwick's characters reminded me of my sister and I's.
August 24, 2009

Super Reviewer

I liked this mainly because of Julia Roberts and Kyra Sedgwick and their relationship.
March 9, 2009

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