Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)



Critic Consensus: Thirteen Conversations About One Thing is an intelligent and poignant look at lives intersecting.

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A group of people live their separate lives, unaware of the subtle interconnections that bring them together. There's a cocky attorney who becomes a fugitive following a hit-and-run incident, a math professor whose wife is the victim of a mugging, an insurance company manager troubled by his ex-wife and delinquent son, and a young woman convalescing after a car accident.

Rating: R (for language and brief drug use)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Karen Sprecher, Jill Sprecher
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 19, 2002
Box Office: $3.0M
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Critic Reviews for Thirteen Conversations About One Thing

All Critics (119) | Top Critics (32)

This intelligent, engaging indie introduces very human characters, with seemingly unconnected lives, whose paths cross.

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Top Critic

It's entertaining, well-written, slice-of-life stuff, but I'd rather spend 90 minutes with one of these stories than flit between several in a manner that does little to illuminate any of them.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

lends higher philosophical and spiritual tone ... without preaching

Full Review… | July 8, 2011
Old School Reviews

An interesting and profound drama...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

A terrific film that follows several interrelated New York stories and the people barely existing within them.

Full Review… | December 1, 2005
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Poignant, touching, and in moments deeply philosophical, Sprecher's second feature is most interesting.

Full Review… | November 30, 2005

Audience Reviews for Thirteen Conversations About One Thing


Several intertwining stories in this elegant confusion of an ensemble piece of a small film about THE MEANING OF LIFE (only w/o the capital letters). Excellent performances abound.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

One of those intertwining ensemble stories that almost makes it but not quite. The titular "one thing" isn't always clear. It could be several things: fortune, happiness, love, guilt, faith, trust, fate, coincidence, et cetera. All the individual stories are really quite beautiful though, with moments of deep elation and moments of inexplicable grief.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Definitely an intelligent film. It's not for everybody, though. It's not the most entertaining movie I've ever seen. Eccentric, and at times confusing. Rather slow.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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