Something to Talk About (film)

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 discovers that her husband, Eddie, is having an affair with another woman. After a wildly public confrontation with Eddie and his mistress, Grace packs up their daughter and returns home to her parents' horse farm to regroup. To her surprise and dismay, everyone around her is still mired in old fashioned ideals and believes she should forgive and forget Eddie's indiscretion. Her sister, Emma Rae, who is furious at Eddie and lets him know it, is also unwilling to let Grace pretend this has come out of nowhere, or that she did not make choices that led to her current predicament. Eddie, too, confronts Grace about her withdrawal from their life, or his feelings of abandonment after what started out as an affectionate, loving marriage. Her father feels the whole affair is dragging focus from an upcoming horse-jumping competition, but he and Grace's mother, Georgia, face their own set of problems with fidelity.


The film received mixed reviews. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 39% of critics, based on a sample of 28 critics, gave a positive review. The average rating from these critics is 5.4/10. The site's consensus states: "Small-town gossip and a battle of the sexes should really add up to more than Something to Talk About, especially with this much talent before the camera."


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