Something to Talk About (film)

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Something to Talk About
Something to talk about poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Produced by
Written by Callie Khouri
Music by
Cinematography Sven Nykvist
Edited by Mia Goldman
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • August 4, 1995 (1995-08-04)
Running time
105 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $30 million
Box office $50.9 million

Something to Talk About is a 1995 American comedy-drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, from a screenplay written by Callie Khouri. It stars Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid as an estranged couple, Kyra Sedgwick as Roberts' sister, and Robert Duvall and Gena Rowlands as their parents.

The film's title stems from the Bonnie Raitt song of the same name. It was shot in various locations around Savannah, Georgia, South Carolina and Georgia near Beaufort.


Grace (Julia Roberts) discovers that her husband, Eddie (Dennis Quaid), is having an affair with another woman. To her surprise, she also discovers that people around her advise her to forgive and forget instead of making an issue out of it. She doesn't agree, and takes her young daughter back to her parents' ranch to live in a cabin with her sister, Emma Rae (Kyra Sedgwick), who is furious at Eddie and lets him know it. Her father (Robert Duvall) owns a hunter/jumper horse farm and thinks that they should instead concentrate on an upcoming competition.



The film received mixed reviews, with Rotten Tomatoes reporting that 37% of critics were positive.


Sedgwick was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.


  1. ^ "Something to Talk About (15)". British Board of Film Classification. September 5, 1995. Retrieved November 1, 2016. 

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