Speechless (1994)



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Movie Info

This romantic comedy parodies the world of media and politics. Julia can't sleep. Neither can Kevin. Julia is an idealistic speech writer for the New Mexico Senate race. Kevin is also a speech writer, but he writes for the opponent with an aggressive, bloodthirsty style. Kevin and Julia would make a perfect match, but because they are on opposite sides of a heated campaign, their relationship is problematic. When Julia's former boyfriend returns to renew their relationship, more problems appear.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Robert King
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 1, 1998
MGM Home Entertainment



as Ventura

as Garvin

as Wannamaker

as Harry

as Doris Wind

as Jim Rodriguez

as Michelle Hortz

as Jim Rodriguez

as Fresh Faced Kid

as Female Student

as Debate Moderator

as Messenger

as Bartender

as Security Guard

as Dignitary

as Make-up Girl

as Cab Driver

as Robert Gonzalez

as Beth Yeats

as Truck Driver

as Veterinerian

as Truck Driver's Son

as Desk Clerk

as Security Guard

as Security Guard

as Sound Technician
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Critic Reviews for Speechless

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (9)

Never achieves the madcap hilarity of the '40s romantic comedies it seeks to emulate, and some of the dramatic moments feel a bit forced.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Mugging to an unfunny script, Keaton and Davis are no Tracy and Hepburn, and the funereal pace doesn't help.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Ron Underwood, the director of City Slickers, once again compromises appealing actors and an entertaining premise with a needless overlay of mush.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

The movie's a campaign disaster from the get-go, and no amount of damage control (including MGM's extensive publicity) can hide it.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

The level of humor is dialed safely down to the Sitcom setting, which limits what can happen, and how much we can care about it.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Speechless is overplotted and underwritten. Every situation is straight out of stock, with no room for variation or originality.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Speechless


Remember those romantic comedies of old where the plots for the most part were usually entirely dispensible because all that really mattered was the chemistry between the two leads? Well this one reaches for just that high aspiration ...

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Cute movie with likable performances by the leads.

Steve K

Super Reviewer

Watchable. The story is pretty blah depite it's potential. It could have been something really clever but there was very little as far as romance.

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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