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

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$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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Judith is alone in a restaurant, reading a book; she is halfway through the book. In the next scene, she is in bed reading the same book, but she has only read a quarter of it. See more »

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[Thinking, after watching the news]
Judith Moore: Awful, awful, what do they expect us to do with all this information? What am I suppose to do about crack babies? Terrorism? I can't stand those terrorists, they're so mad at everybody, I wish they'd just get over it! Maybe I should adopt a crack baby, sent it to a good school, get a chance of... Oh shut up! I'm gonna raise an inner city child in this building? I can't stand the people in this building, with their jeeps and their loafers. Their mean, stuck-up ...
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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 24 October 1998 (1998) See more »

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Left Hand of God
Written by Victor Young
Performed by Charlie Haden Quartet West
Courtesy of Verve/PolyGram S.A. France
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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18 February 2007 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Writer turned writer-director Richard LaGravenese made 1998's "Living Out Loud", which follows the intersection of the lives of two people emotionally lost in the big city. Holly Hunter plays Judith, a feisty and freshly divorced woman in her early forties with an overactive imagination. Danny DeVito plays Pat, a depressed and proud elevator attendant with emotional baggage all his own. After they share words a friendship gingerly begins to form. The creative casting of the fabulous Holly Hunter and the frequently under-appreciated dramatic talents of Danny DeVito is only the beginning of the special qualities of "Living Out Loud". This is a mature study of adult relationships, especially of those that have tried, failed, and are left emotionally crippled. It's an intimate, quiet film about regular people made with so many genuine moments and with such winning results that one can only be reminded how infrequently a film like this comes along. It might not be that clever comedy the DVD suggests, but in a way the false advertising makes it that much more of a find.


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