This film delivered nothing I expected, but astounded me from start to finish. It manages to be a love story, a drama and a comedy, without falling prey to any of the cliches that usually haunt each genre. As the wild, drink-addled husband and wife, Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn's chemistry is, given the couple's individual acting talents and their marriage, unsurprisingly superb, but in fact there isn't a dud performance in the film at all. John Travolta is wonderful as Wright Penn's bemused and enraged second husband, the part of the 9-year-old eldest daughter is played with impressive sophistication, and the script serves them all well; Sean Penn, known for his dark roles, shows his comic edge and is by turns sharp, pathetic and hysterically funny, offset beautifully by the manic, chainsmoking Wright Penn. Towards the end of the film [don't worry, no spoilers] the story feels a little disjointed, until the film ends and you realise that it was all played out perfectly; volatile, human and refreshingly uncliched from start to finish, She's So Lovely is unpredictable and engaging, and it's a mystery to me that this film isn't better known and better appreciated. Seriously well worth purchasing.