Speechless (1994 film)

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Speechless
Speechless movie.jpg
Promotional film poster
Directed by Ron Underwood
Produced by Geena Davis
Renny Harlin
Written by Robert King
Starring
Music by Marc Shaiman
Cinematography Donald Peterman
Edited by Richard Francis-Bruce
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • December 16, 1994 (1994-12-16)
Running time
99 minutes
Language English
Budget $30 million
Box office $20,667,959[1]

Speechless is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Ron Underwood. It stars Michael Keaton, Geena Davis (who also co-produced with her then-husband, director Renny Harlin), Bonnie Bedelia, Ernie Hudson, and Christopher Reeve.

Plot[edit]

Julia Mann (Davis) and Kevin Vallick (Keaton) are insomniac writers who fall in love, but their romance is thrown for a loop because both are writing speeches for rival candidates in a New Mexico election. Julia is working for the Democratic candidate and Kevin for the Republican candidate.

Also complicating matters are Kevin's ex-wife (Bedelia), who is on the Republican's campaign trail, and "Mr. Flack Jacket," television war correspondent "Bagdad Bob" Freed (Reeve), Julia's estranged fiance, who wants her back.

Cast[edit]

Views[edit]

The movie focuses on two speechwriters for different gubernatorial candidates in the state of New Mexico.

Reception[edit]

The film received mostly negative reviews from critics, with Rotten Tomatoes giving Speechless an 11% rating. Despite this, Geena Davis was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance.

Box Office[edit]

The movie debuted at No. 5 in the United States and went on to gross $20.6 million.[2][1] In Latin America, several countries released the movie with the title "No se tú", taking advantage of the 1992 hit by Mexican singer Luis Miguel, included in the soundtrack of the film.

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack included "2 Sides", a track also present on James Armstrong's 2000 album, Got It Goin' On.[3]

Further reading[edit]

  • Kauffmann, Stanley (January 23, 1995). "Speechless.(movie reviews)". The New Republic. 
  • Stolee, James (August 28, 1995). "Sleepless or speechless, this is only so-so comedy". Alberta Report / Western Report. United Western Communications Ltd. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Speechless".  at The Numbers-Accessed 2016-1-17
  2. ^ "Weekend Box Office : Jim Carrey's Not-So-'Dumb' Fee". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  3. ^ Skelly, Richard. "James Armstrong". Allmusic. Retrieved October 28, 2010. 

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