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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:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$169,747, 1 November 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,902,790, 28 February 1999
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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

The sugar and cream containers while Pat and Judith are having coffee. See more »

Quotes

Drunken Fan: I swear sometimes you make me cry.
Liz Bailey: Oh yeah?
Drunken Fan: Yeah, 'cause when you sing, it's not about just you. It's not about just NOW... it's about the whoooooole BLACK experience. When black people sing sentimental songs, it's not just sentimental, they're not sentimental at all right?
[soliciting agreement from Pat and Judith]
Drunken Fan: And do you know why?
Liz Bailey: Why?
Drunken Fan: Because of the pain.
Liz Bailey: That's right. I have the pain. I'm FULL o' pain. Well you know what?
Drunken Fan: What?
Liz Bailey: Thank you for coming.
[...]
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Soundtracks

If You Love Me
Written by Gordon Chambers, Nicci Gilbert (as Nichole Gilbert) and Dave Hall
Performed by Brownstone
Courtesy of MJJ Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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get a life
14 November 1999 | by -23See 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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