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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 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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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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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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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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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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Bob's Wife: It was never my intention to break up a home. I come from a strong solid family background; my parents have been married for 25 years...
Judith Moore: Wow, you sound great! Can I fuck you?
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References Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) See more »

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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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Jon Monsarrat review: Accessible to non-arty types, has something to say
3 May 2002 | by johnnymonsarratSee all my reviews

Let me be frank. I'm an action movie guy. I like it when stuff blows up, and nothing blows up in "Living Out Loud". And I'm not normally into dramas -- too boring and arty ("The Piano"). But I found "Living Out Loud" to be a fascinating character sketch with a real plot and something to say.

While "Living Out Loud" has not exactly changed my life (see "Dead Poets Society" or "Contact"), the film has something real to say about life and the acting is primo! I now forgive Holly Hunter for her role in "The Piano", where she played a zero-emoting piece of wood who gets symbolically raped but falls in love with the guy anyhow. Ahem. Excuse me.

And I'm forming a deep respect for Danny DeVito.

Who should see this film:

-- People like me who hate dramas, this one is safe and quite

intelligent

-- drama buffs and film school types, go crazy

-- romance movie types, there is plenty in this film

I'll give "Living out Loud" a surprisingly good 9 out of 10.


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