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Something to Talk About
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 sister Emma Rae (the scene-stealing Kyra Sedgwick). Grace becomes even angrier when her mother… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Something to Talk About is at its best when Khouri's juicy script is adroitly mixing comedy and pathos."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Horrible "romantic comedy." Great message for the ladies: Forgive your cheating husband because that's the best you can do."
‑ Fred Topel,
"An especially painful letdown"
‑ Christopher Null,
"[A] dismal movie."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A few stray moments of wit mired amidst a low-key and sleep-inducing presentation."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Focuses on the personal renewal of a woman after the break-up of her marriage."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"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."
‑ Scott Rosenberg, San Francisco Examiner
"Yet another 'men are evil' film from Thelma & Louise writer Callie Khouri."
‑ Madeleine Williams, Cinematter
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Dull, dumb and listless."
‑ Randy Shulman, Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
"The script by Callie Khouri is somewhat disjointed in structure."
‑ Dwayne E. Leslie, Boxoffice Magazine
"Low-key to a fault, Something to Talk About is no more original or compelling than its title."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"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."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
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