Straight Talk

1992

Comedy / Drama / Romance

12
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 58%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 2978

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Ron Livingston as Soldier
Teri Hatcher as Janice
Michael Madsen as Steve
James Woods as Jack
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Wuchak 8 / 10

"I went to SCREW U."

RELEASED IN 1992 and directed by Barnet Kellman, "Straight Talk" is a fun drama about a wise, straight-talking rural woman (Dolly Parton) who lands a lucrative gig at a Chicago radio station as "Dr. Shirlee," who offers advice to troubled souls. A reporter (James Wood) finds her appealing, but also needs a big story, so digs up dirt on her. Griffin Dunne plays her boss at the station while Michael Madsen appears as her ex-beau. Charles Fleischer is also on hand.

This isn't really a romcom, at least not in the strictest definition (since the movie's generally realistic and any comedy in the story is low-key), but rather a light drama with elements of romance and a worthy moral. There's a moving scene in the last act that reveals Dolly's acting skills. Speaking of whom, Dolly shines throughout (not that I was ever a fan, which isn't to say I DON'T like her). She's fit and voluptuous but, most importantly, thoroughly winsome with a genuine smile. Woods is also effective as the male protagonist.

THE MOVIE RUNS 91 minutes and was shot in Chicago & Lemont, Illinois; South Pasadena, California; and Concord, Georgia. WRITER: Craig Bolotin & Patricia Resnick. ADDITIONAL CAST: Teri Hatcher & Jerry Orbach.

GRADE: B+/A-

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 6 / 10

Dolly Parton sweetly sincere

Shirlee Kenyon (Dolly Parton) loses her job for talking too much with the dance students. She loves giving advice. She is tired of her small town and her dismissive unemployed boyfriend Steve (Michael Madsen). She packs up for Chicago. She's trying to retrieve $20 she dropped on a bridge when reporter Jack Russell (James Woods) mistakenly jumps in to save her thinking she's trying to jump. She gives Janice (Teri Hatcher) advice which she uses to break up with boyfriend Jack Russell. Next, Shirlee gets a radio station receptionist job. She is mistaken for the new radio talk show doctor that manager Alan Riegert (Griffin Dunne) had hired. Riegert fires both Shirlee and the producer. Her small town charm makes her a big success and Riegert has to rehire her but only if she pretends to be a doctor which the owner demanded.

The story is a bit hokey but Dolly Parton has that sweet aw-shucks personality. It works for her. It has her down home charms. The movie has some light fun. It doesn't have big laughs but it's a sweet rom-com.

Reviewed by Jack 10 / 10

Fantastic film.....Very funny and great acting

This film starring Dolly Parton and James Woods is a mostly comedy of the blossoming romance between the two.

The acting is great on both sides and and really makes you laugh out loud.

It is a very easy film to watch and I have watched it many times and have not got tired of it.

As well as laughing throughout it does also tug at the heart at times through the film giving it that edge making you want to watch more and more

Would definitely recommend to a friend without hesitation!!!!

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