The Lonely Guy
The Lonely Guy (1984)

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.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 15, 1998
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

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.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An inventive comic meditation on being single.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

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

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Alternando o besteirol e a comédia de situações, o filme é consistentemente engraçado e surpreendentemente sensível. Um dos melhores da carreira de Steve Martin.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

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

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Funny stuff.

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Richard Luck
Film4

The least satisfying of Steve Martin's early movies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
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!
Wu Chouin
One of the weakest of Martin's 80s movies. Quite dated, but still worth a watch if you're a hardcore fan.
xGary Xx
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… More
Naughtia Nahazhina
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… More