Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
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as Assistant Attorney
as Legal Assistant
as Defense Attorney
as Cab Driver
as Aspiring Medical Student
as Intelligent Student
as Young Woman in Class
as Student Teacher
as Bea's Mother
as The Architect
as Neighborhood Boy
as Dick Lacey
as Wade Bowman
as Mickey Wheeler
as Lew Kincannon
as Del Strickland
as Young Finance Manager
as Sales Manager
as Gene's Secretary
as Del's Receptionist
as Ronnie's Roommate
as Coffee Shop Counterman
as Public Defender
as Court Clerk
as Teenager on Subway
Critic Reviews for Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
This intelligent, engaging indie introduces very human characters, with seemingly unconnected lives, whose paths cross.
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.
Without getting grand or preachy, the Sprechers use an unconventional approach to coax us into asking ourselves fundamental questions.
Often messy and frustrating, but very pleasing at its best moments, it's very much like life itself.
Smart, serious and deftly composed.
Audience Reviews for Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
13 Conversations is an interesting little film. It is neatly filmed with solid acting to the extent that I wonder why I don't find myself rating it higher. Thinking about it, I believe my disappointment is because I had expected that a movie about happiness would be more emotional and more optimistic. Instead, the overall vibe is bittersweet and a bit heavy on the bitter part.
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.
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.
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Quotes
|Dick Lacey:||Life only makes sense when you look at it backwards. Too bad we have to live it forwards.|
|Patricia:||Ask yourself if you're happy and you cease to be so.|
|Gene:||I knew a happy man once. It was a curse.|
|Gene:||Show me a happy man and I'll show you a disaster waiting to happen.|