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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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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, and for some drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

30 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Kiss  »

Box Office

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 »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) 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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13 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thank you to the cast, director, producers and everyone connected with this superbly touching film. Hunter, DeVito and Queen Latifah are fabulous together... a remarkable ensemble cast. This movie sparkles in a rare way, uplifting the viewer with its warm glow: it is urbane, sophisticated, sensitive, and, of course, utterly New York in the best of all ways. The hilarity is only slightly offset by universally serious issues that we encounter: love, rejection, renewed hope... punctuated here and there with some interestingly unique directorial shots, song and dance. I can't understand the mediocre rating of other audience views here... "Living Out Loud" has now been incorporated amongst the most refreshing comedic films I've ever seen! Enjoy!!


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