Living Out Loud (1998)



Critic Consensus: Unoriginal, with one-dimensional characters.

Movie Info

In this dramatic comedy, Judith Nelson is suddenly single after discovering her husband has been having an affair. Judith stews, plans, plots, and fantasizes, but she can't decide what to do with her life until she meets singer Liz Bailey, who is full of advice on life and love.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Richard LaGravenese, Lynzee Klingman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 20, 2001
New Line Home Entertainment


as Judith Nelson

as Liz Bailey

as The Masseur

as The Kisser

as Crying Woman

as Angry Boyfriend

as Santi's Man

as Santi's Man

as Fanny, Pat's Wife

as Lisa's Nurse

as Bob's Wife

as Fifth Avenue Parent

as Fifth Avenue Parent

as Heckled Singer

as Jasper's Waitress

as Woman with Makeup

as Teenage Judith

as Teenage Lover

as Formal Dress Man

as Formal Dress Woman

as Late Teenager

as Across Hall Man

as Across Hall Woman

as Drunken Fan

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as Married Couple in La...

as Married Couple in La...

as Judith's Lawyer

as Bob's Lawyer

as Couple's Lawyer

as Man in Elevator

as Pat & Judith's Waitr...

as Neo-Natal AIDS Volun...

as Hospital Nurse

as Cousin Louie

as Italian Girlfriend

as Guitar, Vocals

as Alto Saxophone

as Baritone Saxophone

as Tenor Saxophone

as Tenor Saxophone
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Critic Reviews for Living Out Loud

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (17)

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.

Full Review… | April 27, 2005
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

'Living Out Loud' presents the delightful surprise of Danny DeVito as a romantic lead. And he also sings!

Full Review… | July 12, 2013
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

... made up of magical moments of revelation that are the film's strength as well as its ultimate weakness.

Full Review… | April 30, 2007
Seattle Weekly

Audience Reviews for Living Out Loud

Great movie...

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Mahalo, Joanna, this was a good one. Danny DeVito. Truly underrated. This is worth seeing just because of his performance. For those flixster friends who have been following my evolving thinking on the term "bittersweet," this is another movie which captures that mood. Neither tragic nor comic, and certainly not classically tragi-comic, there is a wistfulness to this film whiich, for me, can only be called bittersweet. After the horrible life he has had, the most receint blow being the death of his daughter, DeVito is on an upward curve. You know that his life has turned around. For Hunter, it is a different story. It is easy to believe that, as DeVito departs her life, she may have many more downward trending days ahead. It is sad, but it is so true in life. You make choces at moments that can lead you to the top, or send you rushing toward the abyss. A beautifully quiet and thoughtful movie.

Lanning : )

Super Reviewer

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