She’s so lovely (1997)

Plot: Hard-drinking, chain-smoking, and newly pregnant, Maureen “Murphy” (Robin Wright) is a mess. The only constant in her life is her profound bond with her husband Eddie (Sean Penn). But when she is physically and sexually assaulted by Kiefer (James Gandolfini), Eddie suffers a near-psychotic episode and is institutionalized.

Ten years later, Eddie is given his release, but the world he returns to is far different from the one he left. Maureen is now a clean, sober, solid citizen, married to a new man, Joey (John Travolta), and a mother of three children, one of whom is Eddie’s own daughter.

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Writing Credits: John Cassavetes

Music by: Joseph Vitarelli

Genre: Drama

Cast: Sean Penn, Robin Wright Penn, John Travolta, Harry Dean Stanton, Debi Mazar, James Gandolfini, David Thornton, Kelsey Mulrooney, Paul Johansson, Justina Machado & Gena Rowlands

Budget: $18,000,000

Filming Dates: 17 July 1996 – 16 September 1996

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Release Date: August 20, 1997 (France) – August 27, 1997 (USA)

Box Office USA: $7,281,450 | Widest Release: 844 Theaters

MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong language and some violence

Runtime: 96 minutes

Awards & Nominations

Sean Penn won the award for Best Actor at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

Robin Wright received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role at the 4th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Robin Wright won the Best Foreign Actress (Melhor Atriz Estrangeira) at the SESC Film Festival Brazil.

One thought on “She’s so lovely (1997)

  1. The movie is so bizarre. That’s the reason why I love it so much! Sean and Robin play a dysfunctional and addicted couple. They are great in their roles. This is perhaps one of the best Robin Wright roles in all her career. The film is brilliantly acted, especially by Robin Wright. The movie is
    hilarious and very touching. Robin Wright is just fantastic in this film.

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