Remember Something to Talk About, the Julia Roberts-Dennis Quaid movie from the mid-90s? Most of it was pretty forgettable for me, but I loved the setting. It was filmed on Davant Plantation in South Carolina.
The main house where Robert Duvall and Gena Rowlands (Wyly and Georgia King) live was built in the 1820s. We got a glimpse of the foyer in the movie when Georgia waits for her husband to come home (so she can chew him out):
One scene takes place in the dining room, when the family (including sisters played by Julia Roberts and Kyra Sedgwick) have a tense meal together:
A former owner painted the murals on the walls in the 1940s.
Screenwriter Callie Khouri intended for the movie to take place in Tennessee. But because Julia Roberts wasn’t available until the fall, the filmmakers started looking further south for a location and ended up in South Carolina.
The sisters spend a night in their childhood bedroom:
What really stuck with me from the movie were the old cabins that the website calls guest cottages. Kyra Sedgwick’s character Emma Rae lived in one of them, and that’s where Julia Roberts’ Grace crashes when she finds out her husband has cheated on her.
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 20 years since this movie came out.
There’s a 10-stall horse barn where a lot of the action in the movie takes place, since Julia Roberts’ character manages it:
You can see more photos of the plantation house where it was filmed on location here.