Living Out Loud (1998)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1998, .  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  Toronto International Film Festival 1998.  

Danny DeVito and Holly Hunter in Living Out Loud.

Powerful film inspired by Chekhov stories from first-time director and accomplished screenwriter Richard LaGravenese. Holly Hunter superbly plays a recent divorcee who has no idea that reclaiming her own identity after her husband () leaves her for a much younger woman will be a long journey of self-discovery and painful missteps.  is a gambling addict who just needs a little push from a friendly face to finally achieve his goals in life. Queen Latifah lends magnificent support as a classy jazz singer in a Manhattan night club who befriends Hunter and takes her out on the town. Elegantly produced, and so very strikingly honest, this is a perfect film for people who need to learn the difference between lonely and alone. Hunter gives her best performance since The Piano.

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