Film Comment - 07/01/1997
"...Penn shows he can do romantic comedy and severe drama within one tiny film..."
New York Times - 08/27/1997
"...Brazen and rare....[A] huge-hearted emotional fairytale..."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/05/1997
"...[Penn's performance is] full of heart and talent....[Travolta] appears at once solid and airborne..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/29/1997
"...Penn does some of the best acting of his career. So does Wright Penn, and Travolta shows up at the half-way mark to do an irresistible turn in a rare supporting role..."
Married mom Maureen and her doting husband, Joey, find their lives of domestic tranquillity rent asunder by the resurgence of Maureen's first husband, Eddie, an alcoholic so violent and obsessive that Maureen had him committed. But she's nonetheless torn between her present state of stability and the unequivocal passion of her former life. SHE'S SO LOVELY is a difficult, demanding romantic comedy with characters who wear their flaws proudly, directed by Nick Cassavetes from his late father John's unsold script; Sean Penn snagged the Best Actor award at Cannes.
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Love Triangle |
Mental Illness |
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