Walking and Talking

Synopsis: Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer, and now her best friend, Laura, is getting married. She copes with things, from the help of Andrew, Frank, Laura, and a brief romance with Bill "The Ugly Guy"
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Nicole Holofcener
Production: Miramax
  7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

What is that sound

Where is it coming from

All around

What are you running from


you don't understand


you cannot command

That's how I know

That she's got a new spell

Yeah, that's how I know

That she's got a new spell

What's going down

Who's moved this rope

from around me

Where has it gone

I fear this night

will drown me

So I lie awake all night

'Cause I can't sleep

with something I can't fight

And she's got a new spell

Yeah, that's how I know

That she's got a new spell

The laws of gravity

are very, very strict

And you're just bending them

for your own benefit

- [Girl #1]

Looks like a disgusting animal.

- [Girl #2] Ah.

[Girl #1]

Look, there's the nose and those

two round things are the ears.

- You guys!

- And that's the hair.

Yeah. Let me... Oh, God,

that's a big condom.

He has a big penis.

- [Page Turning]

- Ah!

She's getting ready

to strip.

- Mmm. Where's his head?

- I don't know.

- [Page Turning]

- Here's something. Eeew!


- What kind of underwear is that?

- I think it's sick.

Ugh. He's grabbing

her b*obs. That's disgusting.

Sorry. Hi.

- Hi. I ordered for you.

- Oh, great.


How you doin'?

You want some coffee?

- Yes. Please.

- Excuse me.

I had wanted some coffee.

Sure thing.

Something's wrong

with Big Jeans.

She looks waxy and snotty,

and she threw up and wouldn't eat.

Oh, but that's a cat,

you know. Cats throw up

hair balls all the time.

I know, but I made

an appointment at the vet's

this morning anyway.

- So will you come?

- Oh, God. I can't. I've

got that client at 9:00.

- That's okay.

- I'll split it with you.

- Good.

- No home fries today?

- No, thanks.

- You sure?

Yeah. Yeah.


All right.

- Don't even smile at him.

It gives him hope.

- Sorry.

- But he's not that bad today.

- Oh.

- She's a fat thing, isn't she?

- [Chuckles]

She should be put on a diet.

It's unhealthy for a cat

to be that fat.

I know, but, you know.

Life is short. She likes to eat.


I'm gonna take some blood.

Then we'll know more.

We'll get the results

in a couple of days.

Could you hold her, please?


Look at me, kitty.

You look at me.

You little cat.

She's always tellin' me

I smell bad.

Ten seconds after I take

a shower, she tells me I stink!

I can't help it if I stink

even when I'm clean.

It just proves

it's not my fault.

Why do you think

she's always hurting your feelings?

I don't know.

I don't think she likes me.

She's your wife.

Let's assume she likes you.

- But a lot of husbands and wives

don't like each other.

- That's true.

I got this little voice

tellin' me she's mad at me,

but I don't know why.

A little voice?

- What little voice?

- The voice of the devil.

I see him too.

What... What... What does

the devil look like?

Like in the cartoons.

Little and red and mean.

You know what?

I'm really proud of myself.

You know why?

I never let myself be alone.

I always think I need to be

with somebody, but I don't.

I mean, right after Carrie

I immediately met Debbie; right

after Debbie I was with you.

And then I had that demented

relationship with that girl

in my group.

It's not funny.

I been talking on the phone

lately with this woman

I met in California.

She's a bellhop.

I know. She likes me.

I mean, I can tell

she really likes me.

But, uh, I just

want to be her friend.

That's it, you know?

I'm not gonna let it evolve

into anything more.

It's not what I need

right now.

Good. I think, you know, it'll

be really good for you to be

by yourself for a while.

I have to hurry. I have

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Nicole Holofcener

Nicole Holofcener is an American film and television director and screenwriter. She has directed five feature films, including Friends with Money and Enough Said as well as various television series. more…

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