With Cannes 2014 only six weeks away , I thought I'd put together a list. I didn't realise how ridiculously…
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
I'm still a sucker for these screwball concepts. The John Cassavetes script is reminiscent of Married to the Mob, with its rich collection of harmless yet borderline psychotic Runyanesque types. Penn, Gandolfini, Stanton, Travolta, Debi Mazar, and especially Robin Wright all turn in professional performances. As a bonus there's a cameo from Gena Rowlands to connect us back. Nick's direction is not so fine as John's, so there are some strangely bad or conventional scenes, but overall there's a lot of entertainment here.
When Travolta's character loses it and gets his 9-year-old stepdaughter a beer to calm her down, you know things are getting out of control.
The dancing scene is so lovely. I've seen it probably 27549 million times. ♥
From the cover I thought I was going to be watching a remake of John Hughes Some Kind of Wonderful, but this is a crazy fucked up movie!
A weirdly structured but compelling, unusual narrative.
Good job Nick you didn't mess that screenplay up
Aloof on all parts mimicking late John Cassavetes, but jointly tough in grim portrait of visually unstable mentality. Penn & wright equally matched made in hell. Travolta a funny brute. B
Sale un Gandolfini casi flaco en la primera mitad, como pa' cashar que mas allá de Tony Soprano el tío de verdad actuaba.
Es entretenida sobre todo la segunda mitad, le cuesta partir pero agarra vuelo con el corte de pelo de Sean Penn.
Al fin una comedia poco pretenciosa pese a que si sos hijo de John Casavettes se esperan cosas.
This was a movie that I HATED when I first saw it in 1998. I just couldn't get past all of the annoying accents and mannerisms. I never made it to the part of the movie where "10 Years Later" title card is shown and we finally meet Travolta.
Early Gandolfini role too.
- Clouds of Sils Maria
- Goodbye to Language
- The Homesman
- Dear Wendy
- The Unloved
- Blue Remembered Hills
- Wild Tales
- The Wonders
Films that have played in the main competition in the Cannes Film Festival (since 1950).