Living Out Loud
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Noted screenwriter Richard LaGravenese made his directorial debut with this dramatic comedy about two unlikely people who find each other while looking for love. Judith Nelson (Holly Hunter) is suddenly single after discovering her husband of fifteen years, a successful doctor (Martin Donovan), has been having an affair with a younger woman. Judith stews, plans, plots and fantasizes, but she can't decide what to do with her life until she goes out to a night club to see singer Liz Bailey (Queen Latifah), who is full of advice on life and love. While out on the town, Judith is suddenly… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

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"This feminist comedy shot through with fantasies about the travails of newly single womanhood strikes some rich chords, but doesn't quite put together a complete tune."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Variety
"If you live in Manhattan, you know women like Judith (Holly Hunter), the 40-something, Upper East Side divorce who put her ex-husband through medical school."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"the kind of movie that hasn't been produced very often since Jill Clayburgh retired from the screen... Hunter, it should be said, fills Clayburgh's high heels quite nicely, convincingly veering from neurotic to erotic..."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"A tepid comedy/drama involving a wealthy nurse, Judith (Holly Hunter), who is miserable."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"'Living Out Loud' presents the delightful surprise of Danny DeVito as a romantic lead. And he also sings!"
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"... there is always a market for these kid of sleek, superficial movies about the redemptive power of being true to your own nature"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"A wonderfully crafted movie that has the resourcefulness to encourage Holly Hunter to dance, Danny DeVito to sing, and Queen Latifah to act."
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"LaGravenese the director seems less sure of himself than LaGravenese the writer, resorting to occasional gimmicky touches that dilute the moods and meanings for which he's striving."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"... made up of magical moments of revelation that are the film's strength as well as its ultimate weakness."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Weekly
"A wonderful film from beginning to end, one that is honest, genuinely funny, and poignant."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"The smooth, soothing soundtrack could not be a better fit for the laid-back, low-key, unforced appeal of the film."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Lovely and understated."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
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