• Walking and Talking (1996)

Walking and Talking

Release Date: July 19th, 1996

DVD Release Date: May 21st, 2002

R |1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

Amelia (Catherine Keener) is jealous when her closest friend and roommate, Laura (Anne Heche), moves out to live with her fiancé. Suddenly alone, Amelia takes a pessimistic look at her own life. Her pet name for Bill (Kevin Corrigan), the last guy she dated, is the "Ugly Guy"; her conversations with her ex-boyfriend, Andrew (Liev Schreiber), usually devolve into name-calling; and her beloved cat has come down with cancer. She then tries to put aside her envy and rely on Laura for support.

Cast: Catherine Keener, Anne Heche, Todd Field, Liev Schreiber, Kevin Corrigan, Randall Batinkoff, Joseph Siravo, Vincent Pastore

Director: Nicole Holofcener

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Good Machine, Mikado Films

Keywords: Friendship , Transformation , Best friend , 1990s , Love , New York City , Amusing , Witty ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    TV Guide Magazine

    If the very idea of another movie about a bunch of overprivileged thirtysomethings and their relationships has you reaching for your revolver, Nicole Holofcener's winning debut feature will come as a pleasant surprise. show more

  • 75
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    I don't want to damn Holofcener's efforts with faint praise, but the best way to describe Walking and Talking is to say that it's pleasant and charming. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    One thing I like about the film is the way it teasingly introduces elements that, in other films, would lead to big dramatic formulas, and then sidesteps them. show more

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