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Hello I Must Be Going Reviews

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Top Critic
September 12, 2012
While there are laughs and plenty of them sprinkled throughout, Hello I Must Be Going is predictably sweet and ends up exactly where you think it might, safe and sound.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
September 10, 2012
Carries with it a low-key transcendence, flourishing first and foremost through its lost and aching protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Levin
amNewYork
September 7, 2012
Bolstered by a terrific performance from Melanie Lynskey, who brings dignity and humor to what could have been a downbeat part.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Dana Stevens
Slate
September 7, 2012
I hope Hello, I Must Be Going will introduce many new viewers to Lynskey's charms, and that at least of a few of them will be casting directors.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 7, 2012
This isn't a new topic for independent films - ten years ago, Jake Gyllenhaal was the busy boy-toy in both "Lovely & Amazing" and "The Good Girl" - but this film handles it with fresh eyes, and a gentle approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
September 7, 2012
Abbott has a compelling unpredictability, though, and in a couple of his scenes with Lynskey, you can spot the stirrings of a more complex film than the one we finally ended up with.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
September 7, 2012
Unlikely post-divorce romance anchors mature dramedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
September 7, 2012
Overall, the comedy is a lovely showcase for Lynskey and the rest of the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
September 6, 2012
But while this is Lynskey's show, the real gut-punch comes from Danner as the uptight and dissatisfied Ruth, who loves her daughter but also wants her to get her life together (and, ideally, the hell out of the house).
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 6, 2012
Lynskey inhabits the role so completely, brings such exquisite naturalness to her performance, that she becomes someone we root for unreservedly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
September 6, 2012
[It's] better than the story it has to tell, and that is thanks to the bravery and sensitivity of Ms. Lynskey's performance and the sweet, intense love affair that is the film's main concern.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
September 6, 2012
Both funnier and deeper than you might expect at the outset.
| Original Score: 3/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
September 6, 2012
An affectless approach muffles any interest one might have in this failed rom-com.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 6, 2012
A drama about a thirtysomething woman stuck in a rut and yearning to be set free.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
September 6, 2012
... not just one of the finest indie releases of the year, but one of the sharpest and most moving and engaging movies of the year, period.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 5, 2012
Every scene - including mopey family meals, secret assignations, and confessions under the stars - breathes with a freshness that carries this tiny romance safely beyond the realm of indie cuteness, into the world of a character worth caring about.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
September 5, 2012
Thanks to Melanie Lynskey's performance, the movie feels like a believably worked-out, sympathetically presented study in thirtysomething uncertainty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
September 4, 2012
Koskoff's script is all stock epiphanies about getting your life in order and following your dreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
September 4, 2012
Todd Louiso's Hello I Must Be Going affirms Lynskey as a lead mostly by letting us marvel at the depth she brings ...
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
September 1, 2012
The emotional range is too limited
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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