Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

A group of people live their separate lives, unaware of the subtle interconnections that bring them together. There's a cocky attorney who becomes a fugitive following a hit-and-run incident, a math professor whose wife is the victim of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: November 19, 2002
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83%
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thirteen Conversations About One Thing is an intelligent and poignant look at lives intersecting.

David Stratton
Variety

This intelligent, engaging indie introduces very human characters, with seemingly unconnected lives, whose paths cross.

Chicago Tribune

Resonates with intelligence and a poignancy.

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Miles Fielder
The List

Sombre and stark, but shot through with witty observations and articulate dialogue, these conversations also benefit from a set of nicely modulated performances that breath life in to the occasionally forced dialogue.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It's entertaining, well-written, slice-of-life stuff, but I'd rather spend 90 minutes with one of these stories than flit between several in a manner that does little to illuminate any of them.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Without getting grand or preachy, the Sprechers use an unconventional approach to coax us into asking ourselves fundamental questions.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

lends higher philosophical and spiritual tone ... without preaching

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Stella Papamichael
BBC.com

Initially writer/director Jill Sprecher seems to revel in fashionable cynicism, but her ability to look at the lighter side and her discreet faith in human nature eventually win out.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Often messy and frustrating, but very pleasing at its best moments, it's very much like life itself.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An interesting and profound drama...

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Several intertwining stories in this elegant confusion of an ensemble piece of a small film about THE MEANING OF LIFE (only w/o the capital letters). Excellent… More
Robert Brogan
13 Conversations is an interesting little film. It is neatly filmed with solid acting to the extent that I wonder why I don't find myself rating it higher.… More
Alice Shen
One of those intertwining ensemble stories that almost makes it but not quite. The titular "one thing" isn't always clear. It could be several… More
Lea Lea
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… More
Cynthia S.
Definitely an intelligent film. It's not for everybody, though. It's not the most entertaining movie I've ever seen. Eccentric, and at times… More
FanGirl Browncoat
One of the best 'interconnected' storyline films ever.