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In this adaptation of the Carson McCullers novel, John Singer (Alan Arkin), who is deaf and mute, tries to help the people around him. He rents a bedroom in a small Southern town to be closer to his friend, Spiros (Chuck McCann), who is also deaf. John attempts to strike up a friendship with Mick (Sondra Locke), the teenage daughter of his disabled landlord (Biff McGuire), and meets the town drunk (Stacy Keach Jr.). Later, he helps Dr. Copeland confront his failing health.

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Critic Reviews for The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (9)

Audience Reviews for The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

  • Oct 09, 2013
    Gorgeous film and an outstanding performance by Chuck McCann. The performances remain with you long after viewing.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 09, 2012
    What an emotional roller coast ride ... I am always in awe of films that manage capture the beauty and tragedy of the nature of life in equal measures, making us want to live life to its fullest while being aware of the frail nature of all things that surround us, hold us together and make us get up in the morning and keep us awake at night. The performances are incredible and kudos goes out to the casting director for choosing the perfect actors and actresses without keeping one eye out on the Hollywood league and its ever-numbing lust for superficial beauty and style. A fantastic film ... a true masterpiece.
    Henrik S Super Reviewer
  • May 05, 2010
    Decided to pick this movie up after seeing it on the library shelf & reading the back & Im so glad I did.A great movie from the start to the very sad end
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2008
    This is a beautiful,heartbreaking film-give it a chance!
    Audrey L Super Reviewer

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