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The Lonely Guy Reviews

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January 27, 2016
This movie is Comedy gold.
August 20, 2015
A cute movie that runs out of steam towards the end. It seemed like the writers didn't know how to end it, so it all just kind of goes in random directions after a while. Still, Steve Martin is always funny and this may not be his best, but it's still worth a watch.
½ April 13, 2015
A subdued Martin does no one any good in this bore of a comedy.
½ November 30, 2014
Not as hysterical as the Reiner-Martin collabs, this Hiller-Simon production still bears that same wackiness that made Steve a star. But beyond some wonderful absurdity, there is some legitimately amusing satire of society's perception of loneliness and people's relationships.
½ November 15, 2014
Steve Martin shines in this lovely and delightful comedy gem... Martin & Grodin! The Ultimate Double Act--Lonely guys don't stay lonely forever... For 'Anyone Who Had a Heart;!!
August 18, 2014
The Lonely Guy is a classic example of 80s and Steve Martin humour. It is delightful to watch, creating an experience of sadness perfectly mingled with happiness. Self-discovery, dealing with isolation, learning the intricate details of what makes one's own company enjoyable, are just a few of the fine plot points of this comedy. Steve Martin effortlessly creates an entertaining piece here, suited for anyone and everyone.
August 4, 2014
(First and only viewing - 5/20/2013)
July 22, 2014
Not as wacky as other Steve Martin movies; more of a slow burner. This is a bittersweet comedy with some very touching moments and the occasional situation of complete silliness which only Martin can do and make it seem reasonable rather than utterly ridiculous.

Excellent performances from the leads with Charles Grodin's deadpan delivery balancing brilliantly with Martin's more eccentric way .

This is a very entertaining film which I would recommend to anyone...particularly if you're feeling like your life sucks. Also, I defy anyone to watch this and ever see a fern as just a plant again.
April 1, 2014
For a comedy about abject loneliness, combined with a strong element of suicide, this is quite a bold move, and it works. Martin is great, the laughs are decent, and even if it's uneven from the very beginning it still worked out miles better than it could have given the quite dark premise as it never really allows itself to get too bleak. The romantic main plot is as loopy as everything else in this almost cartoonish New York city setting, but a good heart keeps everything running and together.
February 1, 2014
Vastly overlooked and under-rated sad, quirky, funny little film.
December 29, 2013
Not a bad film at all. The closest they could get to a Woody Allen movie without involving him. Steve Martin is near his best and the jokes are sometimes quite funny. It's a bit off the wall which is always good.
December 24, 2013
I own this on DVD in a five movie pack along with:
* The Jerk (1979)
* Parenthood (1989)
* Housesitter (1992)
* Bowfinger (1999)
½ November 3, 2013
The Lonely Guy est une comedie romantique dejantee (que n'aurait pas reniee Richard Curtis) realisee par Arthur Hiller, portee par l'interpretation fabuleuse d'un Steve Martin parfait pour le role, bien epaule par l'inénarrable Charles Grodin. Malheureusement, elle ne tient pas les 90 minutes et s'essoufle clairement au bout d'une heure, malgre de bonnes idees. Sympathique et original.
July 27, 2013
I got this from Reject store for $5 it is a good movie too.
½ April 17, 2013
I usually like Steve martin, but this was weak sauce. Time has not been kind to what was never a good movie to begin with. just not funny enough to keep you interested.
March 19, 2013
forever alone level: 1000
February 26, 2013
Martinin paras elokuva. Eika komedianakaan mitenkaan huono.
February 21, 2013
Don't remember this at all.
February 4, 2013
2/4/2013: Not the least bit memorable.
October 26, 2012
One of my all time favorite Comedy's! It's a "Classic"
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