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Overall Rating
3.44

Awesome: 12.5%
Worth A Look: 34.38%
Average43.75%
Pretty Bad: 3.13%
Total Crap: 6.25%

3 reviews, 14 user ratings


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She's So Lovely
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by Chris Parry

"Depressing - the negatives outweigh the positives."
3 stars

After watching sacharine sweet Robin Wright twinkle her way through the Princess Bride it's kind of nice to see her all Skanky in this flick.

And she does skank well.

In She's So Lovely, Wright (now Wright-Penn after marrying co-star Sean Penn) is an alcoholic, down and out wench, who's hooked up with a real mess of a man (Sean Penn).

She's attacked by a drunken neighbor one night and Penn, in a rage, takes his vengeance. In the midst of payback time, Penn loses his mind and is institutionalised.

Wright-Penn moves on to another marriage (with Travolta) and a couple of kids, when Penn is released and comes looking for her.

The story takes over 3/4 of the film to get to this point, well and truly breaking the old rule that a script should have outlined it's major dilemma by page 13.

In fact, this film looks underdone. The writer, John Cassavetes, died before production began and his son Nick brought the project to fruition. But it's tough not to come away with the idea that if John had still been kicking he would have made some major changes.

For example, Travolta comes out of nowhere. He isn't involved in the film until it's nearly over. His marriage to Wright-Penn is never explained.

Penn's madness, too, is never really explained, nor is his predilection for disappearing before the madness takes hold.

None of these characters are in any way likeable. There's nobody to root for, and nothing much to laugh at.

Having said that, Penn is superb. He really is a great actor, capable of pouring his heart on screen. Next to Penn, Travolta looks all the more talentless. His character is way cardboard. Wright-Penn too shows much talent, more than I expected, but Penn steals the show.

This is a mixed bag. Well worth watching for some of the performances, but depressing for the content and annoying for the unfinished fashion of the end product.

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originally posted: 08/31/98 22:26:45
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User Comments

10/08/10 PAUL SHORTT ENJOYABLE AND WELL ACTED 3 stars
4/18/07 amit nice 2 stars
1/03/05 Avanna Very Interesting:Liked it:own a copy 5 stars
10/20/04 mrs. nelson excellent 5 stars
10/16/04 NICOLE ANN ESTIS BEING A MOVIE STAR NOW 5 stars
4/06/04 Marina Perry Embryonic - unfinished creation, needs more work 4 stars
6/16/03 Jack Sommersby Grating and terminally boring. 1 stars
6/06/03 R.W. Welch A little too sudsy; has a few good scenes. 3 stars
6/25/02 Robbie Banfitch The Best Acting ever in this one little movie. 5 stars
8/20/00 SB She's so pathetic! 1 stars
5/06/99 Brian Underrated.Overlooked.Icomprehensible.Energetic.Bizarre.Hilarious.Disturbing.Recommended. 4 stars
9/06/98 Young Einstein Sean Penn was absolutely brilliant 4 stars
8/25/98 The Capital City Goofball Where the hell did Travolta spring from? It was a great movie then BOOM he's the star 4 stars
8/18/98 {{{OZ}}} Sean Penn is brilliant, the story starts really well, then Travolta appears . Blah. 4 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  27-Aug-1997 (R)

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  16-Jul-1998 (M)




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