Thing Called Love (1993)
Front Cover Actor
Sandra Bullock Linda Lue Linden
Anthony Clark Billy
Samantha Mathis Miranda Presley
Dermot Mulroney Kyle Davidson
River Phoenix James Wright
K.T. Oslin Lucy
Webb Wilder Ned
Earl Poole Ball Floyd
Deborah Allen Herself
Jimmie Dale Gilmore Himself
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama
Director Peter Bogdanovich
Producer John Davis
Writer Carol Heikkinen
Studio Paramount Pictures; Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 56 mins
Country USA
Color Color
If there was a universal collective, albeit repressed, dream, it would probably be to become a successful singer. People would take that singing in the car, singing in the shower, and even singing in the rain, and have it be their life's love and work. The Thing Called Love uses this popular aspiration as its setting and examines the lives of four young people hoping to make it in the country music universe. At the center is earnest Miranda Presley--no relation--(Samantha Mathis), the pretty but untalented Linda Lue (Sandra Bullock), the intense and talented James (River Phoenix), and the sweet and prolific Kyle (Dermont Mulroney). Popular country stars make appearances: K.T. Oslin (as Lucy, the owner of the Bluebell, where open-mike auditions are held), Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Katy Moffatt, Jo-El Sonnier, Pam Tillis, Kevin Welch, and even Trisha Yearwood. The film's not merely focused on the rich musical milieu and its talented cast. It also carefully examines the dynamic between friends who are also competitors, as well as a realistic love triangle between the leads. The Thing Called Love is primarily known as one of River Phoenix's last performances, but even if curiosity alone brings audiences to the movie, they'll soon be drawn into the fresh tale of four young people pursuing their dreams. --N.F. Mendoza
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Index 1625
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/26/06
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
Folder 013
Product Details
Edition Director's Cut
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 097363284345
Release Date 3/7/06
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1