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She's So Lovely (1997)

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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
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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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27 August 1997 (USA)  »

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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?


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 »


Eddie: Can you type 170 words a minute? Can you sew? Can you dance? What can you do?
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Featured in Especial Cannes: 50 Anos de Festival (1997) See more »


The Toughest Whore in Babylon
Performed and produced by David Baerwald
Written by David Baerwald (as Baerwald), Bill Bottrell (as Bottrell), Roger Hedden (as Hedden) and David Jeffery Ricketts (as Ricketts)
Published by Almo Music Corp. / Zen of Iniquity / Ignorant Music
Recorded and mixed at Palindrome Studios
David Baerwald appears courtesy of EMI Records
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Dear Lord, this was dire...
15 December 2003 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Sean Penn does method, John Travolta chews scenery, the kids are cute enough to make one diabetic and Robin Wright Penn's performance keeps banging away at the same note over and over and over again. The characters were so unsympathetic I didn't care the least bit what happened to them. There is no plot to speak of. The cinematography ranges from grunge to bland and I don't understand where the romantic comedy angle comes in. What's so funny (or romantic) about abuse and codependency taken to sociopathic levels on all fronts? And I would definitely wave off anybody who has ever suffered from mental illness, because they would find the flick downright insulting.

Of course there are real people like this out there, but so what? If I don't waste any of my precious time on this earth watching the denizens of Jerry Springer, why would I want to watch their fictional counterparts? You want a movie about an irredeemable person that is worth seeing? Go rent Citizen Ruth. It is infinitely better than this horrorshow.

This might have worked as a ten-minute indie movie, but as an hour and a half Hollywood flick, it's a complete waste of celluloid. I watched it (sporadically) on tv for free, and I still regretted it. Whatever you do, if you must watch this piece of crap, use a free video store coupon to do so. Chances are, you would regret spending any money on it.

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