The Lonely Guy (1984)




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Movie Info

Based on Bruce Jay Friedman's The Lonely Guy's Book of Life, Arthur Hiller's comedy stars Steve Martin as a greeting card author who joins a society for melancholy bachelors after his girlfriend leaves him for another man.

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Neil Simon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 15, 1998
MCA Universal Home Video


as Larry Hubbard

as Warren Evans

as Jack Fenwick

as Himself

as Herself

as Anita and Chelsea

as Anita and Chelsea

as Rental Agent

as Lonely cop

as Greeting card superv...

as Girl in Blood Bank

as Maitre d'

as Man on Roof

as Traffic Cop

as Brenda

as Woman in Window

as Carol, Girl in Bank

as Couple in Bar

as Couple in Bar

as Bookstore Man

as Jimmy Carter Look-al...

as Man Who Gets Shot

as Counterman

as Ship's Officer

as Narrator

as Guest in Church

as Minister

as Gang Member

as Woman at Elevated

as Cop No. 2

as Holdup Man No. 2

as Ship's Maitre d'

as Bridge Jumper #2

as Man on Roof

as Man on Roof

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as Man on Roof

as Man on Roof

as Agent at Party

as Model at Party

as Director at Party

as Girl at Party

as Groom

as Agent at Party

as Lonely Guy

as Lonely Guy

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Critic Reviews for The Lonely Guy

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (4)

Martin's trademark wacky humor is fitfully in evidence, but seems much more repressed than usual in order to fit into the relatively realistic world of single working people.

Full Review… | October 3, 2007
Top Critic

The kind of movie that seems to have been made to play in empty theaters on overcast January afternoons.

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

It tries a little bit of everything, and winds up with an air of messy desperation.

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

Arthur Hiller's direction exudes a flavorless professionalism, a quality that doesn't count for much in this context.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A mindless comedy that's about as funny as a life sentence in solitary confinement.

Full Review… | October 3, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Funny stuff.

Full Review… | July 13, 2006

Audience Reviews for The Lonely Guy

If you're sad and lonely, watch this great comedy, you'll still be lonely but at least you wont be sad about it anymore!

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Mildly amusing sitcom in which Steve Martin discovers that being a pathetic loser has it's upside. The script was by Neil Simon, which explains it's "Woody Allen lite" feeling. Inoffensive, but rarely hilarious.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

The title of this movie pretty much says it all. This is a movie about a lonely guy who is searching for some love. He's tormented by his own loneliness and this movie follows him in his search for a woman to fall in love with. A classic Steve Martin movie, very good.

Naughtia Nahazhina

Super Reviewer

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