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Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)

PG-13
109 min | Drama, Romance

Five loosely intertwined stories of the emotional issues facing individual middle-aged Angelenas are presented. In "This Is Dr. Keener", physician Elaine Keener is spending the day taking care of her invalid mother at home on the nurse's ...See moreFive loosely intertwined stories of the emotional issues facing individual middle-aged Angelenas are presented. In "This Is Dr. Keener", physician Elaine Keener is spending the day taking care of her invalid mother at home on the nurse's day off. Elaine, a scientist, seeks confirmation on what may be a turning point issue in her life by an unconventional means, namely a tarot card reading. Although the news Elaine receives through the reading is a largely accurate assessment of her current life, it is the news about that crossroads issue that takes her somewhat aback. In "Fantasies About Rebecca", thirty-nine year old Rebecca Waynon is outwardly in control of her life, from her job as a bank manager to her personal long term relationship with older Robert. A homeless woman named Nancy who hangs around outside the bank seems to have a clearer picture of what is truly happening with Rebecca than Rebecca herself, as is witnessed by Rebecca's ultimate reaction to an action in dealing with a personal issue. In "Someone for Rose", divorced mother Rose's life is focused on making sure her fifteen year old son Jay is turning into a respectable young man. Between that and her new work as a writer of children's books, Rose doesn't seem to have time to look for love, which changes when Albert, a dwarf, moves in across the street. In "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine", lesbian couple Christine and Lilly discuss their relationship - past, present and future - as they deal with Lilly's terminal illness. And in "Love Waits For Kathy", police detective Kathy Faber lives with her blind sister Carol Faber. Although Carol has an active life - social and professional, the former which includes dates - and is more than capable of managing on her own as she is highly perceptive, Kathy, under the surface, treats Carol with kid gloves to make sure she's all right in dealing with life considering her physical disability. As such, Kathy has let her personal life largely slip by her. But is it too late for Kathy? Written by Huggo See less
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Jan 22, 2000 (United States)

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Glenn Close
Dr. Elaine Keener (segments "This is Dr. Keener" and "Fantasies about Rebecca") Dr. Elaine Keener (segments "This is Dr. Keener" and "Fantasies about Rebecca")   See fewer
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Cameron Diaz
Carol Faber (segment "Love Waits For Kathy") Carol Faber (segment "Love Waits For Kathy")   See fewer
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Calista Flockhart
Christine Taylor (segments "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine" and "This is Dr. Keener") Christine Taylor (segments "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine" and "This is Dr. Keener")   See fewer
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Kathy Baker
Rose (segments "Someone For Rose" and "Fantasies about Rebecca") Rose (segments "Someone For Rose" and "Fantasies about Rebecca")   See fewer
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Amy Brenneman
Detective Kathy Faber (segment "Love Waits For Kathy") Detective Kathy Faber (segment "Love Waits For Kathy")   See fewer
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Valeria Golino
Lilly (segment "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine") Lilly (segment "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine")   See fewer
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Holly Hunter
Rebecca Waynon (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca") Rebecca Waynon (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")   See fewer
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Matt Craven
Walter (segments "Fantasies About Rebecca" and "Love Waits For Kathy") Walter (segments "Fantasies About Rebecca" and "Love Waits For Kathy")   See fewer
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Gregory Hines
Robert (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca") Robert (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")   See fewer
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Miguel Sandoval
Sam (segment "Love Waits For Kathy" Sam (segment "Love Waits For Kathy"   See fewer
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Noah Fleiss
Jay (segment "Someone For Rose") Jay (segment "Someone For Rose")   See fewer
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Danny Woodburn
Albert (segments "Someone For Rose" and "Love Waits For Kathy") Albert (segments "Someone For Rose" and "Love Waits For Kathy")   See fewer
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Penelope Allen
Nancy (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca") (as Penny Allen) Nancy (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca") (as Penny Allen)   See fewer
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Roma Maffia
Debbie (segments "Fantasies About Rebecca" and "Love Waits For Kathy") Debbie (segments "Fantasies About Rebecca" and "Love Waits For Kathy")   See fewer
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Mika Boorem
June (segments "Love Waits For Kathy" and "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine") June (segments "Love Waits For Kathy" and "Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine")   See fewer
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Irma St. Paule
Elaine's Mother (segment "This is Dr. Keener") Elaine's Mother (segment "This is Dr. Keener")   See fewer
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Juanita Jennings
Nurse (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca") Nurse (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")   See fewer
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Laura Leigh Hughes
Receptionist (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca") Receptionist (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")   See fewer
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Erik King
Police Officer (segment "Love Waits For Kathy") Police Officer (segment "Love Waits For Kathy")   See fewer
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Elpidia Carrillo
Carmen Alba Carmen Alba   See fewer
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Yolanda Arroyo
Angelica Angelica   See fewer
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Jacob Avnet
Jay's School Friend (segment "Someone For Rose") (uncredited) Jay's School Friend (segment "Someone For Rose") (uncredited)   See fewer
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George E. Roberts
Mover (uncredited) Mover (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carmel Wynne Smith
Bank Teller (uncredited) Bank Teller (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 6,236 votes