The Thing Called Love

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The Thing Called Love ★★½ 1993 (PG-13)

Take last year's surprise hit “Singles” and replace grunge rock and Seattle with Country/Western and Nashville for this unsentimental tale of four 20something singles trying to make their mark in the world of country music. The idea for the plot comes from the reallife Bluebird Cafe—the place where all aspiring singers and songwriters want to perform. Phoenix, Mathis, Mulroney, and Bullock did their own singing; look for Oslin as the Cafe owner. Phoenix's last completed film role. 116m/C VHS, DVD . River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Sandra Bullock, Dermot Mulroney, K.T. Oslin, Anthony Clark, Webb Wilder; Cameos: Trisha Yearwood; D: Peter Bogdanovich; W: Allan Moyle, Carol Heikkinen; C: Peter James.

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