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She's So Lovely (1997)

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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Maureen Murphy Quinn (as Robin Wright Penn)
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Lucinda
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Georgie
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Cooper
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Leonard
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Nancy Swearingen
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Intern #1 (as James Bozian)
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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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Drama | Romance

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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)

Opening Weekend:

$3,036,081 (USA) (1 September 1997)

Gross:

$7,221,836 (USA) (5 October 1997)
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John Cassavetes was going to direct the film in the 1980s with 'Sean Penn' in the lead but the project could not be completed before Cassavetes died. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

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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I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)
(1986)
Performed by Grace Jones
Written by Grace Jones & Bruce Woolley
Published by Polygram International Publishing, Inc. / BMG Music Publishing
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Truly Lovely

I didn't know what to expect from this film, but whatever I got is about ten times better than whatever I was expecting, if that makes sense.

The characters are so likable. And the acting is just phenomenal. There were several scenes I had to back up and watch again just because some of the layers of small gestures and expressions and emotional choices are so genius, I just couldn't believe how thoughtfully turned out it all was.

(Hint: Watch Penn's face when he is asking his tired, pregnant wife to put on heels and a nice dress for going out. Men, that is how you get your woman to say "YES!")

And I love the theme of honesty in this movie. The characters are all more honest with themselves and each other than anyone you'll meet in the world, and they're also more tolerant of other people's honesty than real people are. It's beautiful, and it's not "brutal" honesty. And everything is beautiful until that honesty is taken away (by good intentions).

Yes, I agree they oversimplified the whole missing ten years thing, but I don't mind because this was such a stunningly original, surprising little love story.

Remarkable.

Oh, and extra credit for including Tito Larriva!


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