The Lonely Lady (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lonely Lady (1983)

The Lonely Lady




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Movie Info

Pia Zadora stars as an aspiring writer who is forced to sleep her way to the top of the Hollywood scrap heap.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
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Pia Zadora
as Jerilee Randall
Lloyd Bochner
as Walter Thornton
Bibi Besch
as Veronica Randall
Joseph Cali
as Vincent Dacosta
Lou Hirsch
as Bernie
Kerry Shale
as Walt Jr.
Ed Bishop
as Dr. Baker
Jay Benedict
as Dr. Sloan
Mary D'Antin
as Margaret
Joe Murphy
as John Casey
David Mills
as Kirk Anderson
Kate Harper
as Actress in Film
Colette Hiller
as Actress in Restauran...
Maurizio Fardo
as 2nd Man in Restauran...
Colette Hiller
as Actress in Restauran...
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Critic Reviews for The Lonely Lady

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

[A] sleazy little yarn.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

If The Lonely Lady had even a shred of style and humor, it could qualify as the worst movie of the year. Unfortunately, it's not that good.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

You've got to say this much for Miss Zadora: she's got spunk.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

A true candidate for one of the worst films ever.

Full Review… | April 1, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A relentlessly stupid, consistently unconvincing piece of hack work. Worse still, it's not even good, overproduced trash.

Full Review… | July 21, 2014
The Moving Picture Show

Who cares.

Full Review… | January 11, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for The Lonely Lady

In one scene, Pia Zadora gets raped by a water hose. The rest of the movie is a forgettable soft core skin flick masquerading as an expose of film industry politics.

Philip Zamora

A classic trash film and one of the queens of bad movies, the laughs are sparse, but heavy when they come, and the film grows ever dumber as time marches on (the first 1/3 is decent, the last part is craptastic). That shower scene killed me. Then there is the theme song.

The Lonely Lady Quotes

Jerilee Randall: We could talk. We need to talk.
Walter Thornton: Why didn't you go off with Dacosta? He would've enjoyed it!
Walter Thornton: Or is this more your kick?
– Submitted by Ariel V (6 months ago)
Jerilee: I don't suppose I'm the only one who has to fuck her way to the top.
– Submitted by Leo L (4 years ago)

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