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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Holly Hunter ... Judith Moore
Danny DeVito ... Pat Francato
Queen Latifah ... Liz Bailey
Martin Donovan ... Robert Nelson
Richard Schiff ... Phil Francato
Elias Koteas ... The Kisser
Suzanne Shepherd ... Mary
Mariangela Pino ... Donna
Eddie Cibrian ... The Masseur
Clark Anderson Clark Anderson ... Gary
Ellen McElduff ... Crying Woman
Ivan Kronenfeld Ivan Kronenfeld ... Angry Boyfriend
Fil Formicola Fil Formicola ... Santi's Man
Nick Sandow ... Santi's Man
Jenette Goldstein ... Fanny
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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>

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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 »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Kiss See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$169,747, 1 November 1998

Gross USA:

$12,905,901

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,610,299
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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: I want to feel my life. I want to stop agreeing to things, I don't really want.
Pat: Then stop!
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Be Blue
Written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Performed b Mel Tormé
Courtesy of Verve Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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A good screenwriter becomes an excellent director
6 June 2003 | by luludavisSee all my reviews

Living Out Loud is a very complete film in its use of good telling, quirky casting and an dynamic use of music. Mr. LaGravenese has made a triumphant transition from screenwriter to director. Holly Hunter is brilliant in the role of Judith, one of the most emotionally complex woman that I've seen on the screen in ages. Hunter is a bundle of pent-up sexuality and rage that explodes as her safe upperclass NYC life begins to unravel. Danny Devito is a good actor who when given the right script becomes a great actor. He is perfect as the unlucky recently divorced elevator operator trying to catch a break. Queen Latifah is awesome. Her talent is natural and honest. She is the most interesting black female in film today(second only to Alfre Woodard or Angela Bassett). Martin Donovan is cinema's best kept secret. His talent is also very natural as can be seen in his other work(Insomnia, The Oppsite of Sex, etc). If you are looking for a film about 'self-discovery', this is the film for you.


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