Walking and Talking
Walking and Talking (1996)

Laura and Amelia are the best of friends. Both have high-powered careers and live in Manhattan and both are very much looking toward the future. This bouncy comedy chronicles the ups and downs of their friendship as Laura prepares to marry… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 17, 1996
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2002
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

How did I feel at the end of Walking and Talking? The earth didn't shake, and I didn't feel in the presence of great cinema, but I felt cheerful, as if I had gone through some fraught times with good friends and we had emerged intact.

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Michael Dwyer
Irish Times

Its slender narrative is economically unfolded in succinct scenes and features a good deal of acute observations, and it is attractively photographed by Michael Spiller, Hal Hartley's regular lighting cameraman.

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

If any of Nicole Holofcener's films were to appeal to a male audience (or at least provide the fewest squirm-inducing moments to it), it would be Walking and Talking.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

Comes perilously close to becoming a gab-fest treadmill.

Josh Larsen

...bears all the markings of the exquisitely observed relationship dramedies that Nicole Holofcener would go on to make.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Superbly well made; great performances.

Ren Jender
Bitch Flicks

Laura and Amelia are allowed to behave imperfectly the way male characters are allowed to be in many films, but women hardly ever are.

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Emanuel Levy

A romantic comedy about NY yuppies, who are always on the telephone, set in the West Village, idealized by Holofcener as a cozy neighborhood with no violence, drugs, or harrassment.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the main emphisis appears to be on making the characters sound "clever" and "witty."

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I thought this movie was sweet. I don't get the title, however. I like Catherine Keener quite alot...not sure that I have ever seen a movie with her in it… More
Michael Gildea
I don't recall being so filled with hatred when watching a movie. This proves the indie movement wasn't all good.
Daniel Parsons
"Oh my god, this sponge that I'm washing the dishes with is unbelievable... oh my god it smells like a hotdog! It's disgusting... and I… More