13 Conversations About One Thing

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
What makes it spellbinding is director Jill Sprechers gift for the unexpected.
-Karen Durbin,Elle

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.

Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 102 min.
Year: 2001

CREDITS

CAST
John Turturro
Alan Arkin
Amy Irving
Clea DuVall
Matthew McConaughey
DIRECTED BY
Jill Sprecher

PHOTOS

Alan Arkin as Gene