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...


Drama | Romance

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


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Release Date:

29 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

She's De Lovely  »

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Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original title of the film was "She's De-Lovely". The estate of Cole Porter asked them to change the title. 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 »


Eddie: I love my wife. She likes to break beer bottles over people's heads. That's what she loves.
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Referenced in An Actor's Look at John Cassavetes (2000) See more »


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Meaning of 'true love'?
30 November 1999 | by (WA State, USA) – See all my reviews

This was just about the worst movie I've ever seen. All I could think about during the "early days" part of the film was how terrible some children must have it when they are born to mentally and emotionally unstable parents. I did think Sean played his role well, but the story sucked me into a pit of despair and made my stomach churn at stupidity of Mrs Quinn. I noticed the accent mutilations as well. So true love is ditching your current husband and three young children for a guy you haven't seen ONCE in the last ten years? Sounds like those two should have shared that cell at the sanitarium.

Many of the character interactions didn't make sense, the story had ample amounts of LAME, and the funniest part was the very very end where we see the 'happy couple' and their two loser buddies DRINKING and DRIVING down the road in that stylish 1968 Buick Riviera. Classy.

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