13 Conversations About One Thing

"What makes it spellbinding is director Jill Sprechers gift for the unexpected."
- Karen Durbin, Elle
"Compelling... an intriguing portrait... Arkin delivers."
- Kim Linekin, Eye Weekly
"The movie is brilliant, really. It is philosophy, illustrated through everyday events."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

Synopsis

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 faces her husband's infidelity. An envious businessman seeks revenge on a cheerful coworker and an optimistic young cleaning woman awaits a miracle. Just the ebb and flow of daily New York life: chaotic, isolated, diffuse. Or is it? How can we know what effect we have on a passing stranger? What if the smallest gesture can change the course of someone's life? Perhaps fate is in fact a product of the choices we make -how we choose to accept seemingly random events, whether or not we opt to see the interconnectedness of things. Perhaps, too, there really is a light at the end of the tunnel, even if we can't see it yet.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 102 min.
Year: 2001

CREDITS

CAST
Alan Arkin (Gene)
Amy Irving (Patricia)
Clea DuVall (Beatrice)
John Turturro (Walker)
Matthew McConaughey (Troy)
DIRECTED BY
Jill Sprecher

TRAILER

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PHOTOS

Alan Arkin as Gene