She's So Lovely (1997)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  29 August 1997 (USA)
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Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maureen Murphy Quinn (as Robin Wright Penn)
Nancy Swearingen
James Soravilla ...
Intern #1 (as James Bozian)
Intern #2
Carmen Rodriguez - Lady Ticket Taker
Tito Larriva ...
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Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and is put in a psychiatric institution. Ten years later, Eddie is released and finds that Maureen has divorced him and is remarried with three children, one of whom is his little girl Jeanie. Eddie goes to reclaim his wife. Written by Katie Fisher

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The story of one outrageous woman. Caught between two men. Both of them certain of one thing...


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Rated R for strong language and some violence | See all certifications »


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29 August 1997 (USA)  »

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She's De Lovely  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)


$7,221,836 (USA) (3 October 1997)

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2.35 : 1
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First movie that John Travolta and Sean Penn did together. See more »


Joey gets out of his Cadillac holding his car keys, but the car's warning beeper signifies that the keys are still in the ignition. See more »


Maureen Murphy Quinn: I wanna take beer bottles and smash 'em over people's heads.
Eddie: OK.
Maureen Murphy Quinn: I just wanna - I wanna smash 'em.
Eddie: OK.
Maureen Murphy Quinn: 'Cause I love you.
Eddie: What the hell're you talking about?
Maureen Murphy Quinn: Make some coffee, Eddie.
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She's not all that lovely...
19 May 2000 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I suppose that the point of this movie is that love, and people in love, are not necessarily very "proper" and jasmine-smelling. Fine, I agree, but by the time the movie ended I was not sure it was love this movie was about. Quinn and Mrs. Quinn amply deserve each other that there was hardly any point in making a long movie to demonstrate that. The pity is, that the movie was well done, well directed, with some nice touches; the actors were also good, but the script, or rather, the characters are a mess. In any case you might even tolerate the failures of script and characters but it is impossible to get past the inanity of the protagonist Mrs. Quinn: she just doesn't make sense. In the second part of the movie Mrs. Quinn is as messed-up as in the first part, only ten years, a new marriage, three children and a change in her social standing are supposed to have happened in between; nevertheless, only her clothes and her makeup have changed. How can that be? I am not the same as ten years ago, and not so many things have happened to me. Also, she's supposed to be the pivot of the whole conflict, but she's not solid enough to justify that.

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