She's So Lovely

She's So Lovely

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Cast: Nick Cassavetes, Sean Penn, Robin Wright, John Travolta

     
 

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Written by the late John Cassavettes in 1987 and filmed by his son Nick a decade later, the comic drama She's So Lovely (originally and more appropriately titled She's De Lovely in honor of the Cole Porter composition central to the movie) stars real-life couple Sean Penn and Robin Wright-Penn as Eddie and Maureen, a young husband and wife whoseSee more details below

Overview

Written by the late John Cassavettes in 1987 and filmed by his son Nick a decade later, the comic drama She's So Lovely (originally and more appropriately titled She's De Lovely in honor of the Cole Porter composition central to the movie) stars real-life couple Sean Penn and Robin Wright-Penn as Eddie and Maureen, a young husband and wife whose relationship is strained by Eddie's frequently irrational behavior. When a run-in with a slimy neighbor (James Gandolfini) leaves the pregnant Maureen beaten and bruised, Eddie goes on the warpath, and his violent actions land him in a mental institution. Upon his release a decade later, he discovers Maureen has remarried (to a construction manager portrayed by John Travolta), had two more kids, and moved to the suburbs. Regardless, he resolves to win her back. A kind of reworking of the Cassavetes Sr. masterpiece A Woman Under the Influence, She's So Lovely marked the second film directed by Nick after Unhook the Stars.

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Reportedly heavily reworked in post-production, Nick Cassavetes' filming of an unproduced screenplay by his father has a wavering tone that suggests the rumors are true. Even so, the younger Cassavetes nicely captures the dead-end lives in which his father specialized, in no small part because he lets his actors do much of the work. John Travolta, though not bad, looks a little out of place amidst a cast that seems to have been born to play in a film by Cassavetes senior. A worthwhile, if undeniably flawed film, She's So Lovely plays more like the cinematic equivalent of a tribute album more than a film in its own right, but it's a heartfelt tribute, and one mostly well-done, blunted impact and all.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/24/2011
UPC:
0096009771492
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax Echo Bridge
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:40:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Penn Eddie
Robin Wright Maureen
John Travolta Joey
Harry Dean Stanton Shorty
Debi Mazar Georgie
James Gandolfini Kiefer
Gena Rowlands Miss Green
Kelsey Mulrooney Jeanie
Justina Machado Actor

Technical Credits
Nick Cassavetes Director
Thierry Arbogast Cinematographer
Matthew Barry Casting
Bernard Bouix Executive Producer
John Cassavetes Screenwriter
René Cleitman Producer
Gérard Depardieu Executive Producer
John Nelson Asst. Director
Petra Von Oelffen Editor
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costumes/Costume Designer
Sean Penn Executive Producer
Jim Stueve Sound/Sound Designer
John Travolta Executive Producer
Joseph Vitarelli Score Composer
David Wasco Production Designer

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Scene Index

Chapter Selection
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Credits [5:05]
2. Anybody Seen My Husband? [11:35]
3. Finding Eddie [5:01]
4. Dancing Without Dough [15:17]
5. Love Is So Difficult [5:43]
6. Caught [5:50]
7. Ten Years Later [8:24]
8. Haircut [:30]
9. Still Loves Him [6:10]
10. Telephone Call For Eddie [3:14]
11. A Visit With Daddy [4:36]
12. Guests At The House [7:59]
13. The Reunion [6:54]
14. Saying Goodbye [2:11]
15. Last Chance [4:09]
16. End Credits [3:42]

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