• Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

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Release Date: May 24th, 2002

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 2002

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
A man approaching middle age decides to change his life. A rising young attorney's plans are thrown into disarray as the result of a single act. A woman faces her husband's infidelity. A businessman seeks revenge on a cheerful coworker and an optimistic young cleaning woman awaits a miracle. Just the ebb and flow of daily New York life: chaotic, isolated, diffuse. Five contemporary stories are woven together into a single tale that examines the dramatic impact people have on one another.

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, John Turturro, Alan Arkin, Clea Duvall, Amy Irving, Barbara Sukowa, David Connolly, Tia Texada

Director: Jill Sprecher

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Single Cell Pictures, Double A Films, Stonelock Pictures, First Look Media, Entitled Entrtainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It takes a while for this oddball film -- a mosaic of stories in the style of "Magnolia" -- to take hold, but when it does, it grabs you hard. show more

  • The movie is brilliant, really. It is philosophy, illustrated through everyday events. Most movies operate as if their events are necessary--that B must follow A. "13 Conversations" betrays B, A and all the other letters as random possibilities. show more

  • Mostly this elegant little film is a case study in the inconsistency of thoughts and feelings. Here, moralists break commandments, intellectuals act emotionally, and cynics have moments of idealism. show more

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