She's So Lovely

1997

Action / Drama / Romance

64
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 66%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 63%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 7520

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Cast

Robin Wright as Maureen Murphy Quinn
John Travolta as Joey Germoni
Talia Shire as Restaurant Owner
Sean Penn as Eddie Quinn
720p.BLU
754.50 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 40 min
P/S 1 / 4

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Niro 10 / 10

Wanna See Sean Penn In A John Cassavetes Film? Here it is.

Some of the people who "review" flicks here continually amaze me with their complete lack of film knowledge.

When I heard an interview with the always-extraordinary Sean Penn, in which he said he was upset that so few people had seen what he considers to be his best work: this film and the excellent "At Close Range," I knew that I had to catch this.

Then, finding that it was based on an unproduced John Cassavetes script, I was all the more eager.

That final statement should scare off anyone who expected a happy, romantic Hollywood film, as they clearly haven't seen any of the late writer/director's stark, realistic films. Cassavetes' work relied heavily on tortured, unlikable or unredeemable characters who can act their brains out te often portrayed by his wife/widow, Gena Rowlands].

We're talking serious fare, folks ~ required viewing such as "Husbands," "Woman Under The Influence," "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" and "Gloria" [the brilliant Rowlands original, not the adequate Sharon Stone remake].

Now comes his former B-movie star & son, Nick, who dusts off papa's script and enlists the type of actors who are eminently qualified to play a group of true undesirables: Sean Penn, Robin Wright Penn, James Gandolfini, Harry Dean Stanton, Debi Mazar and the newly-retalented John Travolta, who appears in the last reel.

Even Mom [Rowlands, of course] gets a small but important role.

And the adorable Kelsey Mulrooney, playing Penn & Penn's nine-year-old daughter is terrific without stooping to precociousness.

Is this a brutally honest film? Yep. Is it vulgar in nearly every way? Of course. Do the leading characters have any chance of redemption, moral or otherwise? Not likely.

Do I care?

Let's just say that there's more passionate acting in "She's So Lovely" than was evident in nearly every other 1997 film.

And that's certainly good enough for me.

So there.

Reviewed by rikkimc 10 / 10

Surreally amazing

This film keeps one feeling slightly off-balance while remaining entirely believable and genuine. This mirrors perfectly the focus on the intense love between Robin Wright Penn's and Sean Penn's characters that struggles to survive the man's severe mental illness. Despite his deep commitment to his wife, he cannot protect her from violence, poverty, and social embarrassment.

I have seldom seen acting as heartbreaking, surprising, and gifted as Robin Wright Penn's here, and her husband's performance is very moving as the childlike adult who is unable to succeed in the modern urban world.

John Travolta plays a wealthy, square suburban dad who falls for and tries to "save" Wright Penn after her husband is compelled to leave her. He manages to break through the stereotype and is sympathetic and real. The audience can't help but be painfully split in its loyalties to the two men in love.

"She's So Lovely" is disturbing and uplifting, gritty and beautiful - a truly unique movie that grabs you on the inside and leaves you feeling changed, though you may not know how. Don't miss it.

Reviewed by reiglejim 8 / 10

It's sad that so many commentators on this just seem to lack human empathy. just too tired of feeling sympathy for anyone but your own, sad and lonely selves ?

Some people have a hard time getting through their lives. For multitudinous reasons.

This film portrays a very touching and passionate marriage between two pretty unhinged people. Played by great actors, Robin Wright and Sean Penn, who also became spouses, in real life. And the chemistry shows, in a way that romance chemistry rarely does in Hollywood films, sad to say.

Then there are the terrific actors James Gandolfini, Harry Dean Stanton, Gena Rowlands, and the charming daughters, etc.

And John Travolta actually upped his game for this. He was terrific in a difficult role.

Screenplay written by the late great John Cassavetes, and directed well by his son, Nick Cassavetes.

I found it to be a bit sentimental, but moving

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