She's So Lovely
The story of one outrageous woman. Caught between two men. Both of them certain of one thing...
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
Interestingly unpleasant look at mad love.
If nothing else, She's So Lovely is certainly an interesting movie. Written by John Cassavetes before he passed with the intention of him making it in the '80s, the script passed along to his son Nick, who finally brought it to the screen eight years after his father's passing. The elder Cassavetes had the intention of making it with Sean Penn in the leading role and Nick carried on with that decision, selecting Penn to portray Eddie, the missing husband of pregnant Maureen (real life partner of Penn at the time).
It's hard to get into the plot of the film without feeling like I'm giving away too much, but suffice it to say that Maureen's search for Eddie doesn't…
A sharply written film with excellent performances, well, in the first half at least. As soon as it jumps forward 10 years it all falls apart. Which is a shame because the first half is so damn good.
By no stretch of the imagination is this a 5 star movie. But damn, that was crazy. 9 year old girls drinking beer! Wackiest movie ever!!
Sean Penn is the fucking man and John Travolta is awesome in his smaller role.