Straight Talk (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Straight Talk (1992)




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A sweet, innocent and none-too-educated Southern girl (Dolly Parton) gets a job as a receptionist at a Chicago radio station and through a series of mix-ups ends up on the air as the station's new on-air psychologist. Fortunately, what she lacks in schooling, she makes up for in common sense and soon becomes a national sensation. Trouble comes when jealous rivals begin questioning her credentials.

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Dolly Parton
as Shirlee Kenyon
James Woods
as Jack Russell
Griffin Dunne
as Alan Riegert
Michael Madsen
as Steve Labell
John Sayles
as Guy Giraldi
Spalding Gray
as Dr. Erdman
Jerry Orbach
as Milo Jacoby
Philip Bosco
as Gene Perlman
Jay Thomas
as Zim Zimmerman
Ralph Foody
as Desk Clerk
Ray Toler
as Man at Strip Joint
Tom Amandes
as 1st Waiter
John Gegenhuber
as 2nd Waiter
James Spinks
as 1st Bartender
Greg Sobieski
as 2nd Bartender
Tom Webb
as Newscaster
Peter Sova
as Cabbie
Roger S. Christiansen
as Technical Director
Roger Christiansen
as Technical Director
Alan Wilder
as Snake Man
Dana Lubotsky
as 2nd Girl
Tony Judge
as Officer
Susan Philpot
as Librarian
Jane Lynch
as Gladys
Lorenzo Clemons
as Mr. Isaacs
Ray Friedeck
as Mr. Polonsky
Susan Messing
as Makeup Girl
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Critic Reviews for Straight Talk

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

What's really wrong with Straight Talk is a failure of nerve. The screenplay is so painfully conventional that it's clear nobody involved with the movie wanted to push it into new ground or let it take chances.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Cute little romcom with the always likable Dolly Parton

August 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Listening to all her callers didn't do the trick for me. I left the cinema feeling more depressed than ever.

July 24, 2018 | Full Review… agreeable yet hopelessly forgettable little romcom.

June 17, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Dolly Parton's immense likablity makes this very slight film an amiable watch.

October 8, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Dolly does Chicago -- and not much else.

August 8, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Straight Talk

An okay romantic comedy with Dolly Parton and James Woods, who are a strange pair to have in a movie together in the first place. I saw this on TV a while ago, and it's a typical story. It's kinda funny at least, but overall, nothing special.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

I love this movie!!! Dolly Parton is a winner in this hilarious comedy.

Donna Dawson
Donna Dawson

Super Reviewer

Kind of funny and cute as mindless movies go. Takes place in one of those parallel universes that resemble our own but people somehow never really have to deal with consequences AT ALL.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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