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: May 22, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2008
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Critic Score: 47% 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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Alissa Wilkinson
Paste Magazine

Besotted with its own playfulness, Mister Lonely gives off the distinct impression that it was a lot more fun to make than it is to watch.

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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.

Fernando F. Croce

Curdles into fanciful obscurantism

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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.

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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Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

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

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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
Jennifer Xu
Uh, it was all right. I didn't exactly understand it, and it's too super indie for me, without being cutesy.
Ryan Marshall
*** out of **** After he made "Julien Donkey-Boy" in 1999, writer-director/provocateur Harmony Korine's already unstable life came crashing… More