Something to Talk About
Something to Talk About (1995)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 4, 1995
DVD Release Date: December 14, 1999
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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

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Mike Clark
USA Today

Everything about Something to Talk About feels off by a few beats.

Scott Weinberg

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

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

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

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Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

Dull, dumb and listless.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

In [Khouri's] zeal to portray a world full of male scum, she creates a morally mismatched, pandering scenario.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Fred Topel

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Quite a downer of a movie for a 90's Julia Roberts! It's not awful, and generally I like small town settings and I'm not someone who thinks… More
Erin Collins
Adorable movie. Lots of good acting. The relationship between Roberts' and Sedgwick's characters reminded me of my sister and I's.
Dean McKenna
Clever and excellent characterisations elevate the familiar story of how Julia Roberts's life is thrown into turmoil when she discovers that husband Dennis… More
Sunil Jawahir
I liked this mainly because of Julia Roberts and Kyra Sedgwick and their relationship.
Candy Rose
Good cast. Movie about a woman who finds out her husband is cheating on her. She goes home to her parents to re-evaluate her life.

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