She's So Lovely
|She's So Lovely|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Nick Cassavetes|
|Written by||John Cassavetes|
Robin Wright Penn
Harry Dean Stanton
|Distributed by||Miramax Films|
|Running time||100 minutes|
She's So Lovely is a 1997 film directed by Nick Cassavetes, written by John Cassavetes. At the time of its release, it received special attention because, eight years after his death, it was the first (and still only) posthumous film to feature previously unreleased material from John Cassavetes.
The film stars Sean Penn and John Travolta as the respective men who bid for the affection of Maureen Murphy Quinn (Robin Wright Penn). Harry Dean Stanton costars as a friend of Penn's character, and James Gandolfini plays the abusive neighbor.
Eddie Quinn's unruly wife Maureen drinks and smokes to excess, even though she is pregnant. Eddie has troubles of his own, disappearing for days at a time. When she is physically and sexually assaulted by Kiefer, a neighbor, it is more than Eddie can handle. He shoots someone and lands in a psychiatric hospital.
Ten years go by. Eddie finally returns, only to find Maureen is now a clean, sober, solid citizen, married to a new man, Joey, and a mother of three children, one of whom is Eddie's own daughter. Eddie's return complicates and endangers all of their lives.
- Sean Penn - Eddie Quinn
- Robin Wright Penn - Maureen Murphy Quinn
- John Travolta - Joey Germoni
- James Gandolfini - Kiefer
- Harry Dean Stanton - Tony 'Shorty' Russo
- Neill Barry - Michael
- Susan Traylor - Lucinda
- Debi Mazar - Georgie
- Bobby Cooper - Cooper
- John Marshall Jones - Leonard
- Chloe Webb - Nancy Swearingen
- 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
She's So Lovely received mixed to positive reviews from critics, as it holds a 66% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 41 reviews.
- "Festival de Cannes: She's So Lovely". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
- She's So Lovely at the Internet Movie Database
- She's So Lovely at AllMovie
- She's So Lovely at Rotten Tomatoes
- She's So Lovely at Box Office Mojo
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