When down-on-her-luck country girl Shirlee Kenyon (Dolly Parton, STEEL MAGNOLIAS) walks through the wrong door at the right time, she accidentally becomes Chicago's newest talk-radio celebrity and turns the Windy City's ho... more »ttest radio station upside down! With her homespun wit and down-home advice, Shirlee immediately wins listeners' hearts -- but causes hilarious confusion for her ratings-conscious boss (Griffin Dunne -- MY GIRL) and comical havoc for the investigative reporter (James Woods -- 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS) trying to uncover her mysterious past! If you're looking for no-nonsense advice on what hit movie offers you pure entertainment -- you'll love every comical minute of STRAIGHT TALK!« less
Pete L. (PeteL) from MELBOURNE, FL Reviewed on 6/11/2011...
Actually, the DVD itself doesn't have any features and is in a fullscreen presentation. The movie has its moments but the movie itself is for any Dolly Parton fan.
Excellent movie, but DRAB DVD package :(
Mr. Stanley M. Schmidt | Rockford, IL | 08/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you've seen Straight Talk, you're no doubt a fan. This light-hearted movie is such a pick-me-up! I just love finding a movie I can watch several times and still laugh out loud!! I just love the scene where she loses her $20 bill on the bridge and James Woods comes to the "rescue"! The soundtrack is even good with songs written and performed by Dolly. The DVD falls short though. No extras, no inner liner notes and it's ONLY available in full screen - YUCK!! Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment should be ashamed of themselves for putting out such a poor product. Maybe this film wasn't a total blockbuster, but it sure deserved a better presentation than what it got.Movie *****
Good.... But No Extras!
P. J Parrish | Columbus Ohio | 11/20/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this movie! Shirlee Kenyon was a down on her luck country girl, when a mistake turns her into a big time radio doctor. I thought that her boss was kind of an a hole... He goes by the impression that people who have been married 3 times are losers, or those that have something real to say, He would write them off as losers.. This film shows off Dolly's spicy side of things! She had quite a few one lines... "I am like a one legged man in a butt kickin' contest!' Plus you get to see an early appearance of Terri Hatcher! (Lois & Clark The New Adventures of Superman)I would like to have seen the trailer. as well as the music videos and even a commentary would have been nice... Aside from that, I still love the film...."
Best Dolly film ever!
Dallas | Pigeon Forge, Tn | 07/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, It's true. I am a diehard Dolly Parton fan, but if I wasn't I would still love this movie. Dolly's natural charm and humor comes to play in this rags-to-riches type of story. This is a must see!! Dolly is hilarious. This movie is a five star plus. You definitely won't regret seeing this. I don't care what the critics say. By far my favorite movie ever!"
Feel Good Movie
Baden | Virginia Beach, VA | 06/23/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Not a complex story line, but its not too cookie cutter either. The features of the DVD aren't ellaborate, just play and scene selections. I recomend it for a few hours of entertainment with the wife or long time girlfriend."
moviemanny | Burlingame | 02/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Dolly Parton is utterly delightful in this corny, syrupy but immensebly enjoyable comedy. Her unlikely romance with James Woods is actually quite interesting as it is easy to see how Dolly's charm could permiate even the most jaded people. Sure it's not very original and it is very lightweight but it's got an old fashioned Frank Capra kind of sweetness to it."