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Living Out Loud (1998)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Francato
Robert Nelson
Phil Francato
The Kisser
Mariangela Pino ...
The Masseur
Clark Anderson ...
Ellen McElduff ...
Crying Woman
Ivan Kronenfeld ...
Angry Boyfriend
Fil Formicola ...
Santi's Man
Santi's Man


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 »




Release Date:

6 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Kiss  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Judith Moore: When you're laying in the gutter, you can see underneath people better than usual.
Liz Bailey: You don't seem the gutter type.
Judith Moore: Oh, I'm a native. I just clean up well.
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Lush Life
Written by Billy Strayhorn
Arranged and produced by Mervyn Warren
Performed by Queen Latifah
Courtesy of Motown Record Co., L.P.
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get a life
14 November 1999 | by (willowick,ohio) – See all my reviews

I just watched this film for the 5th time and am more impressed every time. What seems to some a disjointed story with no plot seems to me to be the reality of life. People can't really see the connectedness of the events of their lives while they experience them. This film had that reality. The characters all experienced loneliness, loneliness had no connection to status or any other social differences. They are all trying to connect and ultimately they need to connect with themselves and their dreams. On first viewing I was perplexed by the dance scene. Now I see it as the main character finding and accepting herself. It was a refreshing awakening. It was good to be reminded that to get a life one needs to continue to experience life. A film for all those who hurt or celebrate relationships and want to get a life.

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