She's So Lovely

Synopsis: Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and is put in a psychiatric institution. Ten years later, Eddie is released and finds that Maureen has divorced him and is remarried with three children, one of whom is his little girl Jeanie. Eddie goes to reclaim his wife.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Nick Cassavetes
Production: Miramax
  3 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

It's oh so quiet

Shh, shh

It's oh so still

Shh, shh

You're all alone

Shh, shh

And so peaceful until

You fall in love

Sing fool

The sky up above

Sing fool

Is caving in

Wow! Wow!

You've never

been so nuts about a guy

You wanna laugh

You wanna cry

You cross your heart

and hope to die

Till it's over

And then

Shh, shh

It's nice and quiet

Shh, shh

But soon again

Shh, shh

Starts another big riot

You ring the bell

Bing bong

You shout and you yell

Oh, oh

You broke the spell

Gee, this is swell

You almost have a fit

The guy is caught

and I got hit

There's no mistake

This is it

Till it's over

And then

It's nice and quiet

Shh, shh

But soon again

Shh, shh

Starts another big riot



Hey, Georgie, it's me.

Yeah. Any sign of him?


I'm gonna kill the son of a b*tch.

I swear to God,

it's three days again.

I know. I know.

No, I don't see him.

Not since I'm pregnant.

He thinks I have the plague.

I said he thinks I'm diseased.

Because of the baby,

for Christ's sakes.

No, I'm not... I'm not...

I'm not mad at you. I just...

I don't know.

I can't talk right now, Georgie.

I gotta go. OK.

I'll talk to you later. Sorry.

- Here. Brought this for you.

- I don't want that.

It's hot. Drink it.

Kiefer, stop aimin'

that thing at me! Go away.

Hello, police? Like to report

a missing person.

Hold? Yeah, I'll hold.

Hold that. Never heard

of a f***in' emergency.

- Want some whisky?

- No, I don't!

Jesus, everybody's just

doin' the wrong thing.

I don't drink, OK?

And I don't smoke. Go away.

- OK? Good-bye.

- Oh, yeah.

Geez, turn off the music.

Swear to God, call the police station,

they give you music.


- Do you want to come in?

- You gotta be kiddin'.


Open up. Come on. It's me.

Come on!

Gimme a little whisky.

OK, that's it. I'm goin'.

Screw the whole place.

Do a fast one like this.

Come on, now.

Little tasty thing.

Anybody seen my husband?

Ya lose him again?

Yeah. Don't worry about it.

Ya got one of those?

- They're not menthol.

- Yeah, go fish.

- Hey, Maureen.

- Hey, guys.

- You havin' somethin', Murph?

- Yeah, whatever's cheap.


- No sign yet?

- Of course there's no sign, you idiot.

- She just called here five minutes ago.

- Hey, hey.

There's no food in the house.

Nothin' to drink. Just gone.

He's unbelievable.

He's a prick bastard.

- I'd never put up with that sh*t.

- Stay out of it.

I would never.

Ya hungry?

Georgie can go home

and fix you somethin'.

- Yeah, I'll fix you somethin'.

- That's not the point. Ya know?

It's just that I hate bein' alone,

and he knows that, ya know?

I mean, three days!

Where the f*** could he be?

Maureen, I love you,

and I know you're bent,

but how many times

you gonna do this?

It's not like he's never

disappeared before.

You know the drill. Wait it out.

All the rest is just

blowin' smoke, baby.

Gee, Shorty, thanks.

You're a real prince, you know that?

Yeah, well, you married a grifter.

What do you expect?

Hey, where'd you go?


- Buy me a drink, will ya?

- Get her a drink.

What are you havin', Murphy?

- Whisky. Have a whisky.

- Yeah. Make it a double.

Make mine a double too.

Show me your magic trick.

Put your face here,

close your eyes and blow.

Go ahead. And every wish

you always wanted...

is gonna be right

in front of you. Look.

See? I knew you'd like that.

Here, drink up, drink up.

Come on. Let's go,

let's go, let's go.

Ho, ho, ho, ho. I got you now.

Yeah? You fell on your fat ass.

Cut it out!


- Oh, sh*t.

- You f***!

- I need a f***in' drink.

- Kiefer, that's the wrong f***in' door.



You know, I'd invite you in,

but Eddie might come home.

- I don't think he'd like that very much.

- Oh.

- You know?

- Of course.

- OK.

- No, I understand.

You want to come in?

Have a drink in my house? Huh?

Come on, have a drink.

What are we doin'?

This is ridiculous. Come on.

I got half a bottle in there.

We'll put a little music on.

We'll do a little dancin'. Come on.

Don't do that.

It's not that pretty on you.

Come on, let's go.


What are you worried about? Eddie?

- Mmm.

- He's gone for three days. No word.

You can't come in my house

for ten minutes and have a drink?

What are you, a fire hydrant?

You just let everybody piss on you...

- Oh, sh*t.

... then wonder why you're wet.

Kiefer, that's yucky.

I think you're right.

But whatever. You know.

- OK.

- Come on.

- I wanna see you do that little dance.

- Sit down.

I'll do it for ya.

I'll get the liquor.

- Put on some music. Ya got any music?

- No.

Come on


Get down

Get up outta your seat

Get down

Get up on your feet

Rise, rise, rise

Shake your hips

And do your dance

Let me see

I wanna see

Let me see your typewriter

Come alive

You ain't too old

You ain't too hip

I ain't askin' for a cartwheel

No somersault

No flip

I just want you to


Get down

Get up outta your seat

Where you goin'?

I can't do it any more.

Oh, come on! Come on.

- Kiefer...

- Come on, come on.

No, I'm gonna go back

to my apartment.

- Come here.

- I'm drunk.

I don't feel like dancing.

Come on. I wanna go back.

I'm tired.

Hey, come on.

Kiefer, I'm gonna

go back to my place.

Come on. Hey. Kiefer.

Come on. Come on, get off me.

You... Come on, get off.

Hey, what are you doin'? Let...

Get off of me!

Just gimme a... Get off!

You don't like nobody

bein' nice to you? Huh?

I'm sorry, but, uh,

you're the one that wanted it.

Look at me, you creep.

I'm pregnant, you bastard.

What do you think my husband's

gonna say when he sees me like this?

Hey, I'll tell 'im.

"Your wife was lonely.

She was mad at you.

"It's only human. "

F*** Eddie. I don't give a sh*t

about Eddie.

He's a little punk with a gun.

And I want him to know

that you wanted me.

You liar. You tell him that, I'll kill you.

Shouldn't get so violent.

You're way too little for it.

Get outta my house.



Hi! Excuse me!

Excuse me! Hi! Can you help me?

I can't get out.

Can you... I guess my handle broke.

I know.



Oh, yeah. We know him.

- Always violent.

- Yeah, well, he... He got a temper.

Yeah. I got that.

So, what brings you here?

Maureen, right?

- Uh...

- You love him?

Oh, 100J%.

- He loves you?

- Yeah.

- OK. Sex is good?

- With him?

- I don't know. Anyone.

- It was good.

- What's good?

- Perfect.


Does he make a habit, hitting you?

- What?

- Your face.

Uh, this? Oh, no.

Eddie didn't do this.

No. Eddie wouldn't...

He'd never touch me.

- He'd never touch you?

- No!

No, and, you know, I don't

want to talk about this anyway.

'Cause, you know,

I'm not here about my face.

And I don't want

to get mad at anybody. I just, uh...

When I go home,

he's gonna want to kill...

somebody that did this to me.

He doesn't think he...

He thinks somebody else does it?

No. He doesn't do it.

He doesn't... That's what I'm sayin'.

Are you listening to me?

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John Cassavetes

John Nicholas Cassavetes (; December 9, 1929 – February 3, 1989) was a Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter. Cassavetes was a pioneer of American independent film, writing and directing over a dozen movies, which he partially self-financed, and pioneered the use of improvisation and a cinéma vérité style. He also acted in many Hollywood films, notably Rosemary's Baby (1968) and The Dirty Dozen (1967). He studied acting with Don Richardson, utilizing an alternative technique to method acting which privileged character over traditional narrative. His income from acting made it possible for him to direct his own films independently.Cassavetes was nominated for three separate Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for The Dirty Dozen (1967), Best Original Screenplay for Faces (1968) and Best Director for A Woman Under the Influence (1974). His children Nick Cassavetes, Zoe Cassavetes, and Xan Cassavetes are also filmmakers. more…

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