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Walking and Talking (1996)

Just as Amelia thinks she's over her anxiety and insecurity, her best friend announces her engagement, bringing her anxiety and insecurity right back.

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Nicole Holofcener
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Braverman Amy Braverman ... Young Amelia
Miranda Rhyne Miranda Rhyne ... Young Laura
Catherine Keener ... Amelia
Anne Heche ... Laura
Randall Batinkoff ... Peter
Brenda Denmark Brenda Denmark ... The Vet (as Brenda Thomas Denmark)
Vincent Pastore ... Laura's Devil-Seeing Patient
Liev Schreiber ... Andrew
Todd Field ... Frank
Kevin Corrigan ... Bill
Joseph Siravo ... Amelia's Therapist
Rafael Alvarez Rafael Alvarez ... Laura's Sexy Patient
Ritamarie Kelly Ritamarie Kelly ... Ellen
Steve Cohen Steve Cohen ... Actor In Play
Jordan Levinson Jordan Levinson ... Peter's Friend
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Storyline

Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer, and now her best friend, Laura, is getting married. She copes with things, from the help of Andrew, Frank, Laura, and a brief romance with Bill "The Ugly Guy" Written by Rose Hilburn <Taco@Kosher.Com>

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A movie for everyone who wants to get married and stay single at the same time.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigas Curtindo Adoidado See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,287,480

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,287,480
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only film edited by Alisa Lepselter which was directed by someone other than Woody Allen. See more »

Goofs

When Laura and Frank are at the restaurant, Frank puts his menu away twice. See more »

Quotes

Andrew: I hope he calls back.
Amelia: I don't.
Andrew: What do you mean? I thought that's what I needed to be here for. Those sickos are the loneliest slimiest... hello cookies... hmm... I like.
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Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

The Summer
Performed by Yo La Tengo
Written by Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan
Published by aoshhashaina Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Bar None Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Walk to the nearest video store soon and rent this nice film
6 April 2007 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Amelia (Catherine Keener) is a very needy person. Therefore, losing her childhood friend Laura (Anne Heche) as a roommate has been tough. Laura has moved in with her boyfriend and is on the verge of becoming engaged. That hurts, as Amelia has not had good luck with men. She is forever phoning her best friend, nevertheless, for advice and for support in coping with life's problems, from a sick cat to a former boyfriend/pornography addict (Liev Schreiber). Laura, a counselor, does her best to be available for Amelia, but wedding plans and minor tifts with her intended leave her with less free time than ever. Will Amelia learn to just stand on her own two feet, for goodness sake? This is a quietly thoughtful film about friendship and its boundaries. Keener is wonderful as the friend who relies on others to help her through life's ups and downs. Even the most cherished friendships need room to breathe and Amelia has to learn this the hard way. Heche is likewise very fine as the beautiful lady who appears to have it all but may, in fact, have some flaws, too. Todd Field is great as Laura's fiancé and Schrieber gives a nice turn as a commitment phobic, sexually obsessive addict. All of the production necessities, from costumes to sets to direction, are quite nice. Then, too, the script is quirky, funny and original as well. No, this is not a thrill-a-minute adventure, so those who eschew slower paced, dialogue-driven films will want to skip over this one. Yet, if you adore romantic dramas brimming with life, humor, and important statements, here is the film you've been looking for. Walk to the nearest video outlet and peruse the shelves until you grasp this little gem in your hands.


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