MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,323 this week

No Looking Back (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  27 March 1998 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 1,640 users  
Reviews: 32 user | 25 critic

Claudia has lived all her life in a small, seaside, blue-collar town, hanging out with the same group of friends since grade school. Now she's waiting tables in a greasy spoon to help ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2915 titles
created 19 Sep 2011
 
a list of 3001 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
 
a list of 18 titles
created 09 Jun 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 01 Aug 2012
 
a list of 176 titles
created 02 Dec 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "No Looking Back" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: No Looking Back (1998)

No Looking Back (1998) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of No Looking Back.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Patti Petalson (Blair) struggles with the pressure of becoming the next important American writer.

Director: Edward Burns
Stars: Annette Arnold, Selma Blair, James Biberi
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Johnny Rizzo, is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snooze-ville gig that'll pay enough to please his fiancée. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer set on turning a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Burns
Stars: Max Baker, Kerry Bishé, Edward Burns
Newlyweds (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Newlyweds Buzzy and Katie find their blissful life disrupted by the arrival of his half-sister and news of her sister's marriage troubles.

Director: Edward Burns
Stars: Edward Burns, Caitlin FitzGerald, Kerry Bishé
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The adult siblings of the Fitzgerald family prepare for their estranged father to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago.

Director: Edward Burns
Stars: Kerry Bishé, Connie Britton, Edward Burns
Little City (1997)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Adam is a painter who works as cab driver and blames his difficulties with women on his former girlfriend Kate who left him for lesbian Anne. As a result he doesn't pay much attention to ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Benabib
Stars: Jon Bon Jovi, Penelope Ann Miller, Josh Charles
The Groomsmen (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A groom (Ed Burns) and his four attendants wrestle with issues related to friendship and maturity a week before the big day.

Director: Edward Burns
Stars: Edward Burns, Matthew Lillard, Brittany Murphy
Row Your Boat (1999)
Drama | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jamey Meadows is a convict just released from prison, hoping to live a straight life on the outside. His brother tries to reenlist him into the crime world, but Jamey resists, getting a job... See full summary »

Director: Sollace Mitchell
Stars: Jon Bon Jovi, Bai Ling, William Forsythe
The Lynch Pin (TV Series 2009)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Stars: Max Baker, Edward Burns, Chris Cereda
She's the One (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The love lives of two brothers, Mickey and Francis, interconnect as Francis cheats on his wife with Mickey's ex-girlfriend, while Mickey impulsively marries a stranger.

Director: Edward Burns
Stars: Edward Burns, Jennifer Aniston, John Mahoney
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Jim, 35 and never married, has a drawer full of photos of ex-girlfriends. He'd like permanence, but can't find the right women. Is it him? He seeks advice from his father, his ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Rubino
Stars: Joseph Lyle Taylor, Paula Devicq, Ron Mongeluzzo
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young widow still grieving over the death of her husband finds herself being comforted by a local housepainter.

Director: David Anspaugh
Stars: Elizabeth Perkins, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner
Destination Anywhere (Video 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

"Destination Anywhere" is a contemporary film noir set on the streets of a gritty, yet colorful Manhattan neighborhood. Jon Bon Jovi stars as JON, a man on the run from his home, his ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Pellington
Stars: Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Moore, Annabella Sciorra
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Claudia
...
Guy in Diner #1
Mark Schulte ...
Guy in Diner #2
...
Charlie
...
Mrs. Ryan
...
Teresa
...
Michael
...
Goldie
...
Missy
Ellen McElduff ...
Waitress
...
Kelly
...
Claudia's Mom
...
Alice
...
Tony the Pizza Guy
Leah Gray ...
Girl in Bar #1
Edit

Storyline

Claudia has lived all her life in a small, seaside, blue-collar town, hanging out with the same group of friends since grade school. Now she's waiting tables in a greasy spoon to help support her mother. After three years together, her live-in boyfriend, Michael, is eager to tie the knot. Their life together is comfortable and Michael loves her. But Claudia has dreams of life beyond her home town and is afraid that if she marries now, she'll never realize them. Claudia's sister Kelly lives with her mother and struggles with good humor to care for her fatherless baby. Their mother hasn't left the house since Claudia's dad walked out on the family six months ago. No one understands why Claudia sympathizes with her renegade father, like him, she has a wild, restless streak and longs for more. But she can't quite put her finger on what it is she wants. So when her old flame, Charlie, returns from out west, she begins to wonder... maybe he's the answer. Written by Eva Tauzer <eva@mte.hupe.hu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The past is always closer than you think. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Long Time, Nothing New  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$44,003 (USA) (27 March 1998)

Gross:

$143,273 (USA) (10 April 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During his commentary for The Brothers McMullen (1995), Edward Burns says that he and his fellow cast members have since nick-named this movie "No One Saw It." See more »

Goofs

When Charlie and Claudia are talking at the gas station, his hands switch positions back and forth between shots. See more »

Quotes

Michael: You gonna invite me in or are we gonna freeze our asses off?
See more »


Soundtracks

Home
Written by Sheryl Crow
Performed by Sheryl Crow
Courtesy of A&M Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

By a Northeasterner, for Northeasterners.
23 July 2004 | by (El Paso, Tx) – See all my reviews

(I must first preface this review by admitting that I am from a northeastern town similar).

After reading some of the reviews here and seeing the movie recently on IFC, I feel that this movie is a little misunderstood.

First of all, this movie was not made for everyone. By that I mean that Edward Burns is speaking to a specific segment here. This is a story of everyday life in a working class small Northeastern town. He recreates the ENTIRE environment: groups of people that graduated highschool together and never left, the gossip, the one and only social hangout, all the intrigue and interconnected people, the way they talk and interact with each other, and even the music they like to listen to (there are a couple Bruce Springsteen songs mixed into the soundtrack).

After creating this dead on environment, he tells the story. This is where a lot of people here have had problems. Burns shows the monotony of everyday life in this town. I mean, he ACTUALLY shows it on camera: people going to their jobs, talking about mundane stuff, etc. Things that other directors would have merely mentioned through dialogue or other means.

This is done for a reason: Burns is trying to put you in this town. As if you are one of those who has been trapped here. He makes an attempt to show you these things so that you'll understand the character's desires to leave.

And if you've spent any time in one of these towns, you will understand EXACTLY what he is trying to say. Sorry to say, it's a sort realistic movie. The characters are imperfect, they do dumb things. The awkwardly and badly tell lies to each other. They like normal people.

Other than that, I could have done without Bon Jovi. He showed no range of emotions (if my girlfriend stayed out with another guy until 5 a.m., I would think my voice would show a little more inflection at least).

Anyway, if you are from this area and want to "go home again", rent this movie. If you aren't and want to see what it's like, see this movie.

If you liked any major blockbuster this year, pass.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Ending flygirlb
Filmed bobo24
Burns as Rainman esbie44
soundtrack for the movie no looking back paco-127
Burn's homage to The Boss susie-110
Just added to Netflix streaming NCFlimFan
Discuss No Looking Back (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?