Walking and Talking
Just as Amelia thinks she's over her anxiety and insecurity, her best friend announces her engagement, bringing her anxiety and insecurity right back.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Nicole Holofcener
Writer: Nicole Holofcener
Actors: Amy Braverman, Miranda Rhyne, Catherine Keener, Anne Heche
Release Year: 1996
Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”
This movie from the mid-nineties feels like a relic of its bygone era, given that the plot hinges on VHS rental stores, answering machines, newspaper classifieds, and of all things, a rotary phone. It's a pleasure through and through, the kind of indie comedy that you watch with a smile the whole time, featuring maybe the nicest and most sympathetic character Catherine Keener has ever played. Writer-director Nicole Holofcener's ear for dialogue and compassion for regular people are evident even at this early stage of her career.