Walking and Talking

Walking and Talking

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Director: Nicole Holofcener

Cast: Catherine Keener, Anne Heche, Todd Field

     
 

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A Manhattan woman struggles with loneliness in the face of her best friend's imminent marriage in this well-received independent comedy from first-time writer-director Nicole Holofcener. Amelia (Catherine Keener) feels isolated because her friend Laura (Anne Heche) has been devoting all her time to preparing for her upcoming wedding. Desperate, she resorts to the

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A Manhattan woman struggles with loneliness in the face of her best friend's imminent marriage in this well-received independent comedy from first-time writer-director Nicole Holofcener. Amelia (Catherine Keener) feels isolated because her friend Laura (Anne Heche) has been devoting all her time to preparing for her upcoming wedding. Desperate, she resorts to the unthinkable: dating the nerdy, Fangoria-obsessed clerk at her local video store (Kevin Corrigan). This discouraging encounter, along with some awkward conversations with her former boyfriend, leave her even more depressed and jealous of Laura's good fortune. However, Laura soon reveals that she is having her own doubts about her future.

Editorial Reviews

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Featuring a cast made in indie film heaven, Walking and Talking may bear a more accurately descriptive (and sublimely humorous) title than almost any film out there. With that plain-as-beans name, promising new director/screenwriter Nicole Holofcener takes an affectionate poke at the essence of what independent film should be: interesting characters having conversations and, well, walking around. Her debut gets by on the strength of this engrossing naturalism. The effortless repartee between Amelia (Catherine Keener) and Laura (Anne Heche) carries the smart script, which charts the pitfalls of single-life existence in the big city with the best of them. Like most films of its ilk, nothing of consequence really happens, but that's the point --- this is what normal life would look like if you knew people who were just a bit funnier and more eloquent. Indie staple Kevin Corrigan also shines as the oddball curiosity who propels parts of the minimal plot. His harsh passive rejection reminds Laura and Amelia that while New York may be a laboratory for their sarcastic observations, the lab rats have feelings, too.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert

One of the gifts of Walking and Talking is that it remains subtle and gentle...Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, it is not a soap opera or a melodrama...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.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/06/2011
UPC:
0096009779191
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax Echo Bridge
Time:
1:25:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Catherine Keener Amelia
Anne Heche Laura
Todd Field Frank
Liev Schreiber Andrew
Kevin Corrigan Bill
Randall Batinkoff Peter
Joseph Siravo Amelia's Therapist
Vincent Pastore Laura's Devil-Seeing Patient
Lynn Cohen Andrew's Mom
Miranda Stuart Rhyne Young Laura

Technical Credits
Nicole Holofcener Director,Screenwriter
Dorothy Berwin Producer
Edi Giguere Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Greenberg Asst. Director
Roswell Hamrick Art Director
Ted Hope Producer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Alisa Lepselter Editor
Scott Meek Producer
David Powers Sound/Sound Designer
James Schamus Producer
Michael Spiller Cinematographer
Anne Stuhler Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Walking and Talking
1. Chapter 1 [8:59]
2. Chapter 2 [8:59]
3. Chapter 3 [9:00]
4. Chapter 4 [8:59]
5. Chapter 5 [8:59]
6. Chapter 6 [9:00]
7. Chapter 7 [9:00]
8. Chapter 8 [8:59]
9. Chapter 9 [8:59]
10. Chapter 10 [4:33]

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Walking and Talking 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Girls, if you have a great friend with an upcoming birthday, this makes the perfect sap-free movie to buy her and watch together. I enjoyed the easy pace and natural humor and apperciated the lack of corniness so often seen in these movies.