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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:

$3,020,015, 1 September 1997

Gross USA:

$7,281,450

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,281,450
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original title of the film was "She's De-Lovely". The estate of Cole Porter asked them to change the title. 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

[while smoking a cigarette]
Joey: We quit smoking together.
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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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Stunning performances by Penn, Penn and Travolta
28 January 2002 | by webgrindSee all my reviews

I lived 30 years in Germany and now 11 years in Canada, and back home I would have thought, that there are no women like the one portrayed by Robin W.Penn. But now I know better! I know personally several women exactly like her and that makes that movie incredibly realistic.All actors here portray real people and the only ( respectable) character in that show is played by Travolta, as the well off contractor and he seems at times dumber and less sensitive than the people he would consider bottom end of the food chain. This movie is typical America: a society where you can still make it, if you consider working 70 hours or more a week as acceptable, where sappy movies supply religion and philosophy for the masses, where funny religions are ultra wealthy and where people with education/money have serious attitude dispositions. I am generalizing of course,because people like Penn, Bukowski, Cohen and Lynch etc. have always given me a sense of hope, in a fu..ed-up world. And that is what this movie is about.


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