Something to Talk About Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
September 7, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: A
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 29, 2002

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

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
February 13, 2001

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

The ending is still pat, with lots of reasons for optimism, but Something is not as neatly -- or falsely -- resolved as most Hollywood films.

Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000

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

| Original Score: 3/5
Alison Macor
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
August 4, 1995

Full Review | Original Score: A
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2005

A few stray moments of wit mired amidst a low-key and sleep-inducing presentation.

| Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 19, 2004

| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 2, 2004

| Original Score: 2/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
January 9, 2004

Dull, dumb and listless.

| Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 2, 2004

| Original Score: 2/5
Fred Topel
About.com
July 14, 2003

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

| Original Score: 0/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003

| Original Score: 2.5/4
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

The script by Callie Khouri is somewhat disjointed in structure.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
July 8, 2001

An especially painful letdown

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Variety
Top Critic
February 23, 2012

Todd McCarthy
Variety
Top Critic
March 26, 2009

Derek Adams
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

Janet Maslin
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
Top Critic
August 30, 2002

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