''Living Out Loud'' is a past gem from Oscar nominee Queen Latifah
COSTARS Holly Hunter, Danny DeVito
PREMISE A Manhattan socialite (Hunter) takes a walk on the wild side, befriending her doorman (DeVito) and frequenting a cabaret whose headliner (Latifah) is a soulful torch singer, dispenser of earthy wisdom, and fellow lonely person seeking fulfillment in her own right.
FUN FACT The film is based on two Chekhov stories: ''The Kiss'' and ''Misery.''
WHY IT'S GREAT Latifah's rendition of ''Lush Life'' is reason enough; in fact, it probably landed her the role of Mama Morton in ''Chicago.''