- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 14, 1999
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1- English
- Dolby Digital 5.1- French
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"I may have fooled around a little bit, but I've never cheated."
- Wyly King (Robert Duvall)
Rolling Stone - 08/24/1995
"...Roberts' steady, sharply observed performance keeps things touchingly real..."
Sight and Sound - 01/01/1996
"...Unique....The movie retains its viewer's sympathy..."
USA Today - 08/04/1995
"...Casting Sedgwick as Roberts' sister is inspired..."
Variety - 07/31/1995
"...[The film] has its share of laughs and entertainingly ticklish situations....Duvall loads his glances and line readings with amusing doses of scorn and superiority..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/04/1995
"...[The directors'] collaboration gives the film a welcome off-center feeling, a human tempo and pacing that emphasize character whenever possible..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/04/1995
"...This is an intelligent, quirky human story that finds room not only for the remarkable expanse of Julia Roberts' character but also for several other well-developed characters..."
- Theatrical release: August 4, 1995.
- Filmed on location in Georgia and South Carolina.
- The film had an opening weekend box office gross of $11.1 million, and ultimately took in a respectable $50.8 million at the US box office.