Living Out Loud

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Living Out Loud
Film poster
Directed byRichard LaGravenese
Produced byDanny DeVito
Michael Shamberg
Stacey Sher
Written byRichard LaGravenese
Music byGeorge Fenton
CinematographyJohn Bailey
Edited byJon Gregory
Lynzee Klingman
Distributed byNew Line Cinema
Release date
  • September 15, 1998 (1998-09-15) (TIFF)
  • October 30, 1998 (1998-10-30)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$20 million
Box office$15,610,299

Living Out Loud is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and set in New York City, starring Holly Hunter, Danny DeVito, Queen Latifah, Martin Donovan, and Elias Koteas.[1]


Judith Moore had what she thought was a perfect marriage, with both her and her husband studying to be doctors. But after she puts her studies on hold to find a job and support them, many years pass until suddenly he leaves Judith to be with another doctor. Depressed, she holes up in her apartment, where the middle-aged Pat Francato serves as a building superintendent and elevator operator. He is as lonely as she is, beset with gambling problems, and Judith and Pat make a connection. Yet what he wishes to pursue as a romantic relationship, Judith sees only as a friendship. Her friend Liz Bailey, who sings at a nightclub, makes attempts to improve Judith's love life as well as her own.



Living Out Loud received mixed reviews from critics, as the film holds a 59% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 34 reviews.


  1. ^ Maslin, Janet (October 30, 1998). "Living Out Loud (1998) FILM REVIEW; Yada Yada as a Way Of Getting Another Life". The New York Times.

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