MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,168 this week

Living Out Loud (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  30 October 1998 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 3,944 users   Metascore: 64/100
Reviews: 87 user | 24 critic | 23 from Metacritic.com

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 »

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $4.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 08 Sep 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 08 Feb 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 10 May 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Living Out Loud" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Living Out Loud (1998)

Living Out Loud (1998) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Living Out Loud.
5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Woman Wanted (1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.

Director: Kiefer Sutherland
Stars: Holly Hunter, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Moriarty
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Carnelle isn't happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest, trying to emulate her cousin Elain's win many years ago. Few think she can win, even ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Schlamme
Stars: Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, Tim Robbins
Once Around (1991)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful ... See full summary »

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Danny Aiello
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese
Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman
The Hi-Line (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A scam artist convinces a naive young woman in Whitman, Montana, that she is to be given a job by a major Chicago discount store. However, her dad and mom see through the ruse and tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Judkins
Stars: Ryan Alosio, Tantoo Cardinal, Rachael Leigh Cook
Crazy in Love (TV Movie 1992)
Certificate: M Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three generations of women live on a small island off the coast of Washington state with their men with whom they have no end of problems. While making a documentary of martial violence ... See full summary »

Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Holly Hunter, Gena Rowlands, Bill Pullman
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family.

Director: Jodie Foster
Stars: Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Robert Downey Jr.
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Eb Lottimer
Stars: Elias Koteas, Christopher McDonald, Terry Kiser
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When the closure of a railway is announced, employees commandeer a locomotive to get to corporate headquarters and confront the president.

Director: Jay Russell
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Bob Balaban, Barbara Barrie
Living Out Loud (TV Movie 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Emily Marshall wanted to be a singer-songwriter, but instead of following her dream, she wants to settle and gets married. Emily and her husband have two children and she teaches music at a... See full summary »

Director: Anne Wheeler
Stars: Gail O'Grady, Michael Shanks, Jessica Amlee
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A sign language scholar's romance is disrupted by a chimp.

Directors: Jenny Bowen, Kjehl Rasmussen
Stars: Karen Allen, Armand Assante, Josh Mostel
Drama

A look at an immigrant's love for the United States.

Director: Richard LaGravenese
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, and for some drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

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)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

In the first club scene, Queen Latifah is singing a song with female backup singers, but there are no women on stage. See more »

Quotes

Judith Moore: [heckling the female singer on amateur night] Oh... oh GOD. You are PAINFUL! I mean, if you're going to go after a dream, pick the right one. I'm sure you're a very nice person, but face the music. Can you even HEAR the music?
See more »

Connections

References Ally McBeal (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me Something Real
Written by Clark Anderson and Mervyn Warren
Produced by Mervyn Warren
Performed by Clark Anderson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Romantic Fable of Americans in the twenty-first Century
19 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this quirky, not run of the mill fairy tale of people trying to be run of the mill. There is an honesty and intensity that is disarming and moving. Though the resolution is a bit "Hollywood", the process is real and really funny.

Holly Hunter is a fearless actress who plays a dumped wife; not too mousy or too terrific. We hear the inner dialog so many take drugs to drown out. Coincidentally it has one of the best "drug perspective" scenes ever. She almost makes me want to drink again.

Danny Devito plays the love interest; yes this movie has guts! Though, thank God, the sex scene is not with him. Danny plays a born loser realizing he doesn't have to be.

Finally Queen Latifah (spelling?) is flawless as a bluesy torch singer! If you had told me I'd hear ANYONE sing an Ella Fitzgerald standard that was worthy, I would have called you crazy. She's got everything, including a voice and a presence on film I genuinely enjoy.

See this movie, even if your just a little neurotic and searching to laugh out loud at the ugly truth.


18 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Queen latifah lip sync mister_knobbs
Connection between story line and HH's thoughts about evening news. puzzle_queen
Confessional Dancer in Green? SchmyeBubbula
Touching! nikandre03
Loved it! rockstarame
Question about Holly Hunter's pocketbook goddessnoir
Discuss Living Out Loud (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?