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A smartly written and wonderfully acted movie about happiness and fate. 13 Conversations About One Thing takes four characters (a lawyer who hits a housecleaner with his car, then flees the scene; the housecleaner herself; a science professor who leaves his wife; and an insurance claims adjuster who's deeply envious of a coworker who seems irrepressibly happy) and blends their stories into a delicate but potent mix. The characters cross paths at various points, but more often the events reverberate off each other in funny, surprising, or sorrowful ways. For all its cleverness, 13 Conversations never loses sight of the characters' humanity. The remarkable performances (from Matthew McConaughey, Clea DuVall, Amy Irving, John Turturro, and especially Alan Arkin) are riveting. On top of that, this movie, for all its quiet and talkative nature, is visually stunning, each shot a carefully composed portrait of a state of mind. --Bret Fetzer

DVD Features

  • High definition video
  • Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video
  • Widescreen presentation
  • English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 audio tracks
  • Spanish and French subtitles
  • Filmmakers' commentary
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Scene selections
  • Interactive menus

Cast

Matthew McConaugheyTroy
David ConnollyOwen
Joseph SiravoBureau Chief
A.D. MilesCo-Worker
Sig LibowitzAssistant Attorney
James YaegashiLegal Assistant
Dion GrahamDefense Attorney
Fernando LópezDefendant (as Fernando Lopez)
Brian SmiarJudge
Paul AustinBartender
Allie Woods Jr.Cab Driver (as Allie Woods)
John TurturroWalker
Amy IrvingPatricia
Barbara SukowaHelen
Rob McElhenneyChris Hammond, Aspiring Medical Student
Avery GlymphIntelligent Student
Elizabeth ReaserYoung Woman in Class
Deirdre LovejoyStudent Teacher
Barbara AndresNeighbor
William SeversDoctor

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Theme(s): Lifestyle
  • Director: Jill Sprecher
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 104 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 24, 2002
    EuropeJun 17, 2005
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 19, 2002
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