• Released
  • October 30, 1998
  • Comedy Drama
    Romantic Drama
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's the film you need to see in order to understand why the ending of "As Good As It Gets" was phony.
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This is a film about performances and features simply some of the best seen in years.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
LaGravenese may be unsteady at the helm, but his film insinuates like a torch song that keeps messing with your head.
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By James Berardinelli
Living Out Loud is not a monumental motion picture. In fact, in many ways, it's quite the opposite - a quiet, unassuming story of friendship and love that uses richly-developed characters to charm its audience.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
So why does the thing play like a mediocre sitcom stripped of its laugh-track?
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Film Threat

LaGravenese has an uncanny ability to write realistic female characters.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The plot is promising and the acting is earnest, but in the end the movie doesn't quite work.
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San Francisco Examiner

It fails to capitalize on its own gifts, coming darn close to greatness but never quite catching the brass ring.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Living Out Loud is like "An Unmarried Woman" recast as a sitcom-cute update of Marty.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Much about Living Out Loud is pretty far-fetched, but at least it accurately portrays the dating possibilities for newly divorced women of a certain age.
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64 out of 100
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