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 ...
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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
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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 »
The sugar and cream containers while Pat and Judith are having coffee. See more »
Jon Monsarrat review: Accessible to non-arty types, has something to say
Let me be frank. I'm an action movie guy. I like it when stuff blows up, and nothing blows up in "Living Out Loud". And I'm not normally into dramas -- too boring and arty ("The Piano"). But I found "Living Out Loud" to be a fascinating character sketch with a real plot and something to say.
While "Living Out Loud" has not exactly changed my life (see "Dead Poets Society" or "Contact"), the film has something real to say about life and the acting is primo! I now forgive Holly Hunter for her role in "The Piano", where she played a zero-emoting piece of wood who gets symbolically raped but falls in love with the guy anyhow. Ahem. Excuse me.
And I'm forming a deep respect for Danny DeVito.
Who should see this film:
-- People like me who hate dramas, this one is safe and quite
-- drama buffs and film school types, go crazy
-- romance movie types, there is plenty in this film
I'll give "Living out Loud" a surprisingly good 9 out of 10.
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