Mister Lonely
Mister Lonely (2007)

When a Michael Jackson impersonator (Diego Luna) living in Paris falls for a Marilyn Monroe impersonator (Samantha Morton) during a performance at a retirement home, the lovestruck pair retreats to a seaside castle in the Scottish highlands… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 18, 2008
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Less biting or offensive than Korine's earlier works, this frustratingly dull film still maintains the director's trademark odd beauty.

Philip Marchand
Toronto Star

Korine has found an evocative subject, but he remains entirely too cavalier in this attitude towards narrative coherence.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A movie that goes to extraordinary lengths to say ordinary things.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Curdles into fanciful obscurantism

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

In contrast to the grimy and occasionally grotesque Gummo (1997) and Julien Donkey-Boy (1999), this drama has a more gentle, Felliniesque feel.

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Tasha Robinson
Chicago Tribune

Korine falls so thoroughly in love with many of his images, including his opening shot, that he stretches them out in hypnotic slow motion.

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Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

It's movies like this that the art house was made for.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The film doesn't work, and indeed seems to have no clear idea of what its job is, and yet (sigh) there is the temptation to forgive its trespasses simply because it is utterly, if pointlessly, original.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Like Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth, the film has overarching problems yet contains diamonds of clarity and inspiration that you won't find in any dozen movies. You'll have to mine for those diamonds, though.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A bore.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
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Jennifer Xu
Uh, it was all right. I didn't exactly understand it, and it's too super indie for me, without being cutesy.
Anthony Lawrie
Michael Jackson (played by the fantastic Diego Luna) meets Marilyn Monroe (played by the beautiful - and one of the greatest actresses of our time - Samantha… More
Nicki Marie
I was very divided on this one. Some of it I loved and thought it was very beautifully framed. Other bits, like the "flying" nuns, I couldn't… More
Michael S
Very quirky, strange, and somber (almost dream-like), with sporadic moments of greatness. Harmony Korine's "Mr. Lonely" is a gem and unlike… More
William Dunmyer
[font=Garamond][size=3]"Mister Lonely," the new film from writer/director [b]Harmony Korine[/b], is cause for much rejoicing. American avant-garde… More