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Hello I Must Be Going Reviews

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June 2, 2014
...a sincerely personal take on its subject matter, opting for three-dimensional leads and earned pathos over quirky character traits, cynical humor, or an invasively stylized visual approach.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 3, 2012
Lynskey imbues the self-doubting Amy with such lightness that she manages to make neediness appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2012
A fine and funny film balanced perfectly between heartbreak and uplift, anchored by a rich, superlative turn from Melanie Lynskey.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 18, 2012
"Hello I Must Be Going" is at once an intriguing character study and a refreshingly offbeat romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2012
The movie's sharp-tongued and softhearted, a Sundance kind of film that mostly sidesteps generic Sundanceyness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2012
I'm of two minds about Hello I Must Be Going. It's a slow-paced movie, and at times, too slow ... Yet the fine actors, especially the emotive-faced Melanie Lynskey and the restrained Blythe Danner, elevate the film well beyond its story line.
September 28, 2012
Sharp writing and solid performances elevate this modest low-budget romance.
September 28, 2012
The film is worth seeing for the performances, but the drama is a nonstarter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 27, 2012
Sharp enough to point out some compelling issues without pretending that it has all the answers.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2012
It's harmless, and there's really nothing outright awful about the movie, it just could have been so much better if the filmmakers thought outside of the Sundance box for this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 26, 2012
It has plenty of little moments for a great actress to shine. It's just not very deep, or particularly fresh.
September 21, 2012
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.
September 21, 2012
The script's contrivances and the director's lax handling aren't enough to hold you.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 21, 2012
Succeeds almost entirely on the strength of Melanie Lynskey's heartfelt and humorous performance in the lead role.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 20, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2012
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 20, 2012
Familiar messes that are somewhat too easily cleaned up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 20, 2012
Much credit goes here to Christopher Abbott, whose persuasive performance bridges the gap. He's like a living embodiment of the cliche, "I love you enough for the both of us."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 14, 2012
[Lynskey] woefully underrated as an actress, for her work in Hello I Must Be Going is subtle and tender.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.6/10
September 13, 2012
A funny, well-written, involving and emotionally honest tale.
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