Something To Talk About (1995)

LASSE HALLSTROM

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

USA, 1995.  Hawn / Sylbert Movie Company, Spring Creek Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Golden Globe Awards 1995.

Writer Callie Khouri goes from the seriousness of Thelma and Louise to a lighter touch in dealing with the issues that southern women face in their everyday culture. Julia Roberts one day discovers that her husband () has been cheating on her for a good amount of time, and after nearly falling apart moves back in with her parents (Gena Rowlands, Robert Duvall). They, in turn, tell her to go back to her husband and keep her mouth quiet before people notice and start talking.   steals every scene she’s in as Roberts’ sassy-mouthed sister, the only member of the family who manages to stick up for her sibling in her times of trouble. Khouri’s screenplay features winning characters handled wonderfully by director Lasse Hallstrom (someone with a strength for family drama) and lots of enjoyably comedic moments in this movie that will delight of all its luminous star’s devoted fans.

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