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.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
She's So Lovely
John Travolta (THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER, FACE/OFF) joins Sean Penn (UP THE VILLA, SWEET AND LOWDOWN), and Robin Wright Penn (MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE, HURLYBURLY) in this funny, hip, and emotionally supercharged movie about a woman whose passion for two totally opposite men sets up an outrageously explosive love triangle! Maureen (Robin Wright Penn) and first husband Eddie (Sean Penn) lived through some very wild times ... until an unforeseen crisis finally drove them apart. So when he walks back into her life after 10 years ... Maureen must choose between her love for husband number two (Travolta) ... and the electricity she shares with Eddie! With a superb cast delivering top performances -- SHE'S SO LOVELY is a motion picture knockout filled with vivid humor and riveting intensity!
Character Study |
Love Triangle |
Mental Illness |
Substance Abuse |