The Lonely Guy Reviews

  • Dec 30, 2017

    Ok Steve Martin entry, but really meshes with other entries of his at the time. The first two acts were fairly strong with the movie losing its luster in the third act.

    Ok Steve Martin entry, but really meshes with other entries of his at the time. The first two acts were fairly strong with the movie losing its luster in the third act.

  • Nov 16, 2017

    A simple easy to watch film

    A simple easy to watch film

  • Jan 27, 2016

    This movie is Comedy gold.

    This movie is Comedy gold.

  • Aug 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.

    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.

  • Apr 13, 2015

    A subdued Martin does no one any good in this bore of a comedy.

    A subdued Martin does no one any good in this bore of a comedy.

  • Nov 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.

    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.

  • Nov 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;!!

    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;!!

  • Aug 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.

    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.

  • Jul 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.

    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.

  • Apr 01, 2014

    (55%) 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.

    (55%) 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.