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Hello I Must Be Going (2012)



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Selected as the opening night film for Sundance 2012, Hello I Must Be Going features acclaimed actress Melanie Lynskey in her breakout role as Amy, a recent divorcée who seeks refuge in the suburban Connecticut home of her parents (Blythe Danner and John Rubinstein). Demoralized and uncertain of her future, Amy begins an affair with a 19-year-old actor (Christopher Abbott) that jumpstarts her passion for life and helps her discover an independence and sense of purpose that she has missed for years. Coupling Danner's subtle, moving performance as a frustrated empty nester with Lynskey's endearing and nuanced depiction of both the comic and tragic coming together at a crossroads, Hello I Must Be Going is a modern, unconventional love story infused with sex, humor, and emotional honesty - everything Amy will need to get on in life. -- (C) Oscilloscopemore
Rating: R (for language and sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Written By: Sarah Koskoff
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On DVD: Feb 4, 2013
Box Office: $83.8k
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Critic Reviews for Hello I Must Be Going

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (25)

"Hello I Must Be Going" is at once an intriguing character study and a refreshingly offbeat romance.

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

The movie's sharp-tongued and softhearted, a Sundance kind of film that mostly sidesteps generic Sundanceyness.

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Sarah Koskoff's screenplay is flagrantly duplicitous, introducing the heroine as a self-pitying sloth, then trying to pass her off as likable by making nearly all the other characters drips, snobs, or unfeeling scolds.

Full Review… | September 21, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Succeeds almost entirely on the strength of Melanie Lynskey's heartfelt and humorous performance in the lead role.

Full Review… | September 21, 2012
Washington Post
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Sarah Koskoff's play-it-safe script and Louiso's heavy-handed direction combine to kill the potential of "Hello I Must Be Going."

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
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Lynskey lets us see, from deep within Amy's fog, an instinctual desire to please, and a sense of innocent wonderment at how she could possibly have gotten into such a mess.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
Seattle Times
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Audience Reviews for Hello I Must Be Going


Really did want to like this. The preview looked great - have been looking forward to seeing it for a long time.
But somehow it was kind of meh. Not bad, not by a long shot, but just quite dull viewing. I don't know why.
Cast are good. Movie looks nice. Good story about a young woman who's marriage has failed and she's returned home temporarily with all the problems that entails. Good end message about standing on your own two feet.
Really should have been something more than it was.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Nothing great...

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

In "Hello I Must Be Going," Amy(Melanie Lynskey) has been down in the dumps for the three months since her divorce. So much so, that she has not changed her T-shirt in that time. In response, her parents(Blythe Danner & John Rubinstein) want her very much to get something new for a party they are throwing. And the attempt nearly kills her. But at least Amy is feeling better for the party which has its upside like making out with 19-year old Jeremy(Christopher Abbott). Later, their relationship intensifies before Amy finds out she is the last person to know Jeremy is gay.

"Hello I Must Be Going" is a nice movie that sidesteps many a serious issue. Like instead of depression, the movie is about two people finding themselves after finding each other. While Jeremy is young enough to make things intriguing, he is old enough to keep the story out of Catherine Breillat territory. In any case, Melanie Lynskey makes for a pleasant enough lead in this amiable movie.

Walter M.

Super Reviewer

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