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She's So Lovely (1997)

After being released from a psychiatric institution, a man tries to redeem himself in the eyes of his now-ex wife from the events that led up to his incarceration.

Director:

Nick Cassavetes

Writer:

John Cassavetes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Wright ... Maureen Murphy Quinn (as Robin Wright Penn)
James Gandolfini ... Kiefer
Susan Traylor ... Lucinda
Harry Dean Stanton ... Tony 'Shorty' Russo
Debi Mazar ... Georgie
Bobby Cooper ... Cooper
John Marshall Jones ... Leonard
Chloe Webb ... Nancy Swearingen
Sean Penn ... Eddie Quinn
James Soravilla James Soravilla ... Avi
Jamie Bozian ... Intern #1 (as James Bozian)
Paul Johansson ... Intern #2
Justina Machado ... Carmen Rodriguez - Lady Ticket Taker
Tito Larriva ... Lead Singer
Tony Marsico Tony Marsico ... Band Member
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Storyline

Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and is put in a psychiatric institution. Ten years later, Eddie is released and finds that Maureen has divorced him and is remarried with three children, one of whom is his little girl Jeanie. Eddie goes to reclaim his wife. Written by Katie Fisher

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The story of one outrageous woman. Caught between two men. Both of them certain of one thing...

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Miramax

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

She's De Lovely See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,036,081, 1 September 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,221,836, 5 October 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Even though John Cassavetes is credited as the writer the film was heavily re-written by John's son Nick.. See more »

Goofs

Joey gets out of his Cadillac holding his car keys, but the car's warning beeper signifies that the keys are still in the ignition. See more »

Quotes

Shorty: [Joey draws a pistol] Joey, it's not that kind of an evening.
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Alternate Versions

The film was released straight to video in Holland. This version has no strong language whatsoever. Every swearword etc. has been badly replaced with milder versions, probably not by the actors themselves. See more »


Soundtracks

I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)
(1986)
Performed by Grace Jones
Written by Grace Jones & Bruce Woolley
Published by Polygram International Publishing, Inc. / BMG Music Publishing
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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She's not all that lovely...
19 May 2000 | by samarandSee all my reviews

I suppose that the point of this movie is that love, and people in love, are not necessarily very "proper" and jasmine-smelling. Fine, I agree, but by the time the movie ended I was not sure it was love this movie was about. Quinn and Mrs. Quinn amply deserve each other that there was hardly any point in making a long movie to demonstrate that. The pity is, that the movie was well done, well directed, with some nice touches; the actors were also good, but the script, or rather, the characters are a mess. In any case you might even tolerate the failures of script and characters but it is impossible to get past the inanity of the protagonist Mrs. Quinn: she just doesn't make sense. In the second part of the movie Mrs. Quinn is as messed-up as in the first part, only ten years, a new marriage, three children and a change in her social standing are supposed to have happened in between; nevertheless, only her clothes and her makeup have changed. How can that be? I am not the same as ten years ago, and not so many things have happened to me. Also, she's supposed to be the pivot of the whole conflict, but she's not solid enough to justify that.


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