There are indie films, and there are indie films which blow people’s minds away. Thirteen Conversations About One Thing is one of these films. Directed by Jill Sprecher and her sister Karen, this film is about as well-written and interesting as it gets.
From wikipedia: The film focuses on five seemingly disparate individuals in search of happiness whose paths intersect in ways that unexpectedly impact their lives.
The film is divided into 13 vignettes, each prefaced by an aphorism (title or phrase that briefly summarizes the scenes you’re about to see). The story really is centered around cocky attorney Troy (Matthew McConaughey), and the guilt that overtakes his life, after a hit-and-run accident that leaves a woman severely injured.
Other characters connected to the story include Gene, a bitter insurance agent, who can’t stand his co-worker Wade (aka “Smiley”), who never seems to be in a bad mood ever, and Walker, a college professor with more than one dark secret. Beatrice (the woman severely injured by Troy’s carelessness) was an optimistic and cheerful woman, but does a full 180 (unsurprisingly) after her accident.
Absolutely superb writing, acting… perfect musical score, cinematography.. everything. Perfect. Kudos to the Sprecher sisters for writing such a perfect film. Do not sleep on it.