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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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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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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 Mr. Skeffington (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Loud And Wonderful
6 May 2007 | by aguasmarkedSee all my reviews

Sometimes I feel I'm the only straight guy who liked this movie. I liked it a lot. I loved the writing, the acting, the music. And Holly Hunter's dance, under ecstasy, at the lesbian club is one of those film moments I took with me and stayed with me and if I play the soundtrack in my car - I relive the moment totally. Richard Le Gravenais the writer, director of this movie was the writer of "The Ref" and other movies I always keep kind of handy. I've played "Living Out Loud" after dinner for friends who had never seen it. I've done it three times and, each time, it was a hit with the gals and gay guys the others made fun of the movie and were subsequently thrown out of the room. Interesting, at least for me, to think that this movie has made me question myself. I wish it happened more often at the movies.


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