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Living Out Loud (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  30 October 1998 (USA)
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Judith Nelson quit her medical studies to marry. Years later, her husband, a physician, divorces her to be with another doctor. Deeply frustrated, she now lives alone in her luxury ... See full summary »

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Pat Francato
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Robert Nelson
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Phil Francato
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The Kisser
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Mary
Mariangela Pino ...
Donna
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The Masseur
Clark Anderson ...
Gary
Ellen McElduff ...
Crying Woman
Ivan Kronenfeld ...
Angry Boyfriend
Fil Formicola ...
Santi's Man
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Santi's Man
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Fanny
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Judith Nelson quit her medical studies to marry. Years later, her husband, a physician, divorces her to be with another doctor. Deeply frustrated, she now lives alone in her luxury apartment in New York, looking for a new meaning for her life. Pat Francato, the janitor and lift-boy, has a troubled life himself: Gambling debts and the tragic death of his daughter took away all his spirit. One day, he and Judith meet in the right mood and a fragile friendship starts to grow. They can help each other to get on their feet again. But one false move could destroy everything they built so carefully. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, and for some drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »
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30 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$169,747 (USA) (30 October 1998)

Gross:

$12,902,790 (USA) (26 February 1999)
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Trivia

The news clip that Judith is watching at the beginning shows a badly damaged apartment building, as we hear the newscaster speaking about possible terrorist bombings. This image was actually from an October 1992 airplane crash, where an El Al 747 cargo jet crashed into an Amsterdam apartment complex, killing 43. See more »

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The sugar and cream containers while Pat and Judith are having coffee. See more »

Quotes

Drunken Fan: I swear sometimes you make me cry.
Liz Bailey: Oh yeah?
Drunken Fan: Yeah, 'cause when you sing, it's not about just you. It's not about just NOW... it's about the whoooooole BLACK experience. When black people, I mean African-American people sing sentimental songs, it's not just sentimental, they're not sentimental at all right?
[soliciting agreement from Pat and Judith]
Drunken Fan: And do you know why?
Liz Bailey: Why?
Drunken Fan: Because of the pain to back it up.
Liz Bailey: That's right... you're right. I have the pain. I'm FULL o' pain. Well you know what?
Drunken Fan: What...
Liz Bailey:
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References Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Goin' Out of My Head
Written by Teddy Randazzo and Bobby Weinstein
Arranged and produced by Mervyn Warren
Performed by Queen Latifah
Courtesy of Motown Record Co., L.P.
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One of the most overlooked films of 1998
16 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was a hard one to market--it's about a woman's journey of self-discovery after divorcing her husband. It came out in 1998 with a confused ad campaign and disappeared very quickly. It's a real shame because it was one of the best films on 1998. All the acting is excellent, there are some great songs mostly sung by Queen Latifah and there's a very exciting sequence between Hunter and a masseur (played by a very handsome, muscular actor named Eddie Cibrian). There's no real strong storyline--it's basically about how Hunter tries various ways to get on with her life after her divorce. The film jumps from fantasy to reality seamlessly, has sharp dialogue and realistic situations. It's never dull--there are countless great moments (the sequence with Cibrian; her encounter behind a door in a club; the dancing sequence at a lesbian bar; all of Queen Latifah's singing) and has an uplifting, unexpected ending. A great movie all the way around. If you haven't seen it, do so. You won't be disappointed.


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