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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
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 »
Maureen Murphy Quinn:
[about to leave her family to go off with Eddie]
I'll get my coat.
Bullshit! Looks like a lot of fuckin' bullshit!
Hey, don't blame her! What difference does it make what she says, what she feels, what she thinks? For whatever reason, she belongs to me.
Yeah, you two pricks belong together.
What, I'm a prick?
Not you. Her.
What? Are you callin' your wife a prick?
All right. You two get out of my fuckin' house.
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Performed by Grace Jones
Written by Grace Jones & Bruce Woolley
Published by Polygram International Publishing, Inc. / BMG Music Publishing
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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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.
Oh, and extra credit for including Tito Larriva!
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