No Looking Back (1998)



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Writer-director-actor Edward Burns (The Brothers McMullen, She's the One) looks at small-town ex-lovers in this low-key, blue-collar drama with atmospheric, muted-color cinematography by Emmy-winner Frank Prinzi (Northern Exposure). To the tune of Sheryl Crow's "Home", Charlie (Burns) returns to his quiet seaboard hometown to win back his ex-girlfriend Claudia (Lauren Holly), whom he abandoned three years earlier. He quickly learns that she's now engaged to Michael (Jon Bon Jovi), his best buddy … More

Rating: R (For language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Edward Burns
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On DVD: Sep 17, 1999
USA Home Entertainment



as Claudia

as Charlie

as Michael

as Claudia's Mother

as Mrs. Ryan

as The Foot

as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for No Looking Back

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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Detroit News
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for No Looking Back


What a good cast this movie has from Ed Burns and Lauren Holly. No Looking Back gives a realistic glimpse into an everday group of friends in a small sea side town in NJ.

Mason Williams

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There isn't enough in the Ed Burns film canon. The jack of all trades brings his all to his acting roles. Unfortunately he writes his own stinker to muddle through and hiring Bon Jovi as a co-actor doesn't help particularly.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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Good movie.

Leo L

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