by Warren Curry
(In The Reel Archives we spotlight forgotten favorites, catch up with movies that previously eluded us and reexamine films that warrant another viewing.)
Today in The Reel Archives we journey all the way back to the glorious year of 2002 and revisit Jill Sprecher’s (”Clockwatchers”) unwieldy titled second feature, “Thirteen Conversations About One Thing” (produced in 2001, released a year later). In fact, that wordy title will probably lead some to jump to a few incorrect preconceptions about the film. Visions of countless talking heads spewing forth interminable, pretentious banter may swirl around in your mind, but such notions couldn’t be further from the truth. Using an interweaving story, which shifts in time and character perspective, yet unfolds in a crisp, concise manner, “Thirteen Conversations” is immensely captivating and much easier to follow than it may sound.
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