Someone to Love (1988)




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Orson Welles made his final screen appearance as, appropriately enough, Orson Welles (or "Danny's Friend") in Henry Jaglom's "emotional vérité" comedy Someone to Love. The film begins as filmmaker Danny (Henry Jaglom) prepares to spend the night at his girlfriend Helen (Andrea Marcovicci)'s apartment. Helen has just adjusted to sleeping alone after the breakup of her previous relationship and tells Danny that if he stays with her, she won't be able to go to sleep. Fascinated by the explanation, Danny sends out telegrams to a bunch of his Hollywood friends to meet on Valentine's Day at a Santa Monica theater, the Mayfair, that is about to be torn down to make way for a shopping mall. Danny figures that he will throw a party for his lonely celebrity friends. He also reasons that he could introduce his brother, real estate developer Mickey (Michael Emil, Jaglom's real-life brother), to some romantic companions. The party would also be a handy way to get some film footage. The day of the party, Danny's friends arrive --a famous movie star (Sally Kellerman); a pop singer named Blue (Stephen Bishop); a jazz pianist (David Frishberg); a sophisticated continental woman named Yelena (Oja Kodar); and, bringing up the rear and ensconced in the back of the theater, Danny's Friend (Orson Welles). With his camera crew in tow, Danny takes to filming his guests as they answer questions about love and loneliness.
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Henry Jaglom
as Danny, Danny Sapir
Orson Welles
as Danny's Friend
Monte Hellman
as Attendee/Richard
Jeremy Kagan
as Attendee
Kathryn Harrold
as Attendee/Kathryn
Oja Kodar
as Yelena
Michael Emil
as Mickey
Peter Rafelson
as Attendee
Amnon Meskin
as Attendee
Robert Hallak
as Attendee
Geraldine Baron
as Attendee
Barbara Flood
as Attendee/Carol
Michael Kaye
as Attendee
Ronee Blakely
as Attendee
Pamela Goldblum
as Mickey's Girlfriend
Miles Kreuger
as Theater Manager
Sunny Meyer
as Sound Girl
Ora Rubens
as Attendee
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Critic Reviews for Someone to Love

All Critics (6)

It gets its gravitas from the presence of Orson Welles' wise man. This was the legendary star's last acting gig.

Full Review… | June 1, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It almost seems to have as much to say about our expectations of what a film should be as it does about relationships.

Full Review… | July 10, 2007

...a strangely compelling piece of work...

Full Review… | December 20, 2006
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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