Walking and Talking (1996)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Urban Comedy, Buddy Film, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Jul 17, 1996 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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.

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friendship, woman, fiancee, video-store, loneliness, career, depression, obsession, romance, cancer, phone-sex

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High Artistic Quality, Low Budget, Sleeper