Hello Lonesome
Hello Lonesome (2011)

Hello Lonesome is a story about people...actually, three stories about people. Regular people. They're charming and flawed, and they're all trying their best, just like the rest of us. There's a voiceover artist who lives and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 27, 2011
DVD Release Date: May 29, 2012
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

It's a bit scattered, and each of its three stories turns on a bit of a melodrama. It's not perfect. But it does work.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Manages the considerable feat of creating six fully human characters who are quirky enough to transcend the stereotypes found in a typical indie film.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Six vulnerable and appealing characters on a quest to escape the prison of their loneliness.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

The seeming randomness of the assorted human interactions in "Hello Lonesome" gradually becomes illuminating and just a little bit profound.

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Alison Willmore
AV Club

Though it can occasionally seem like an indie-dramedy answer to The Grudge, structured to pack in the maximum moments of whimsical connection instead of supernatural kills, the film does find something deeper in its treatment of Smith and Lloyd.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The promising film works but ends too abruptly without having a chance to be more impactful or profound.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The parts are ultimately greater than the whole, but Adam Reid's offbeat debut suggests a talent worth watching.

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Andrew Schenker
Time Out

They all run aground on questionable decisions, ranging from minor annoyance to insurmountable obstacle.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Hello Lonesome isn't really that much of a movie, but it has something that a number of more polished pictures in the same vein don't: human decency. Sadly, that's noteworthy.

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