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5.0 out of 5 stars Most underrated Steve Martin film ever., 4 Feb 2012
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This review is from: The Lonely Guy [DVD] (DVD)
I've seen this film pilloried in some reviews and described as, 'the rarity that is a bad Steve Martin film'. I don't go with that. I think the entire film is hilarious. Every actor has a good role and plays it well. Charles Grodin once again turns in a superb performance, this time as the experienced lonely guy who mentors Martin and advises him on things to buy to cope with being partnerless. And a mark of how good and timeless this film is, is the fact that the compere on 'Live at the Apollo' a week or so ago, unashamedly borrowed a very funny scene from the film in his build up to the appearance of the various acts. Maybe people won't like this simply because they have a different sense of humour from me, but I found it to be one laugh after another. You have to see it to appreciate it really, and the sad-sounding voice over only serves to add to its comic value. Watch out for Steve Lawrence also; his character is brilliant.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This lonely girl loved the lonely guy!, 20 Nov 2008
This review is from: The Lonely Guy [DVD] (DVD)
During my night in I started flicking through the TV channels and came across this gem of a comedy starring the lovely Steve Martin. I have to say I'm not really familiar with a lot of Steve Martins work but this just for some reason had a big impact on me and I had to buy it. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I'd recommend it for any lonely guy or girl out there who just needs to laugh!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!, 2 May 2011
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I love Steve Martin films. Just silly fun. Perfect if you need a bit of cheering . Bizarre but meant to be devoid of reality when you need a break from it.Having had a suicide in the family even the suicide humour made me laugh.Perhaps there is reality, made funny.Worth buying.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars He's just a wild and lonely guy, 5 Feb 2006
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Daniel Jolley "darkgenius" (Shelby, North Carolina USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Lonely Guy [DVD] (DVD)
While The Lonely Guy is first and foremost a comedy, one that descends into comic incredulity on a number of occasions, it really hits a few solid line drives in terms of the lonely guy angle. Steve Martin may be the star of this film, but Charles Grodin steals every scene he's in. He's the true lonely guy in this movie. Larry Hubbard, Martin's character, is really just a guy with really bad luck with women. After coming home to find his current girlfriend in bed with another man, Hubbard finds himself out on the street, struggling to get his bearings. That's where Warren Evans (Grodin) comes in. Warren really knows the ropes when it comes to loneliness, so he is more than qualified to instruct Hubbard in the art of living and being alone. Not all that much later, Larry meets up with Iris (Judith Ivey), a woman who tickles his fancy despite the fact she's been married more times than Larry has fingers on one hand, isn't all that attractive, is obviously lying through her teeth when she says she's thirty, and turns out to be something of a romantic psycho. Larry, of course, loses her phone number, beginning a whole series of misadventures serving to keep the two apart. Once he does meet up with Iris again, the world's most dysfunctional relationship begins. Iris, to grossly oversimplify things, doesn't want to be with a man she loves because she's afraid of being hurt again. All sorts of zany adventures ensue.
But what of Warren? Here's the guy I can identify with. While regular people are out having fun, Warren's playing chess with a sarcastic computer. He has life-size cut-outs of famous people all over the apartment so that it looks like someone is actually there when he throws a little party. He's a shell of a man who is never far from joining throngs of other lonely guys throwing themselves off the bridge downtown. Charles Grodin is just wonderful in this role. I must admit, though, that the two best scenes feature Martin. In one, we see him so desperate to find Iris again that he ends up going to the rooftop and shouting her name - only to be joined by lonely guys on all the nearby rooftops shouting the names of their own lost beloveds. In the other, we watch as Larry suffers the indignities of dining out alone. As he enters the restaurant, heads turn to stare as all conversation stops, and then a spotlight comes on following Larry all the way to his table. That's exactly what dining alone feels like.
The film ended up being a little sillier than I would have liked, particularly in terms of the relationship between Larry and Iris, and putting Steve Lawrence in your film is never a good thing (although we should all be thankful Edie wasn't with him), but The Lonely Guy is certainly a funny movie that should resonate with everyone who has ever been lonely (and I think that's just about every one of us).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Alone with your plants and cut-outs!, 17 Jan 2012
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Steve Martin is hilarious in The Lonely Guy. The film has an excellent script and a funny cast. Charles Grodin(Midnight Run, The Woman In Red) is particuarly memorable as an even lonelier guy than Steve Martin.Plus Robyn Douglass as his slutty Ballet dancer ex is funny and stunning. The Lonely Guy can be counted along with Steve Martins other best films. His best films in my opinion are The Jerk, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid and The Man With Two Brains.
The DVD is in anamorthic widescreen and very good quality.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LANGUAGES AND SUBTITLES FOR THE LONELY GUY, 18 May 2011
This review is from: The Lonely Guy [DVD] (DVD)
THERE IS THE LANGUAGES FOR THIS DVD

ENGLISH FRENCH GERMAN ITALIAN SPANISH RUSSIAN

SUBTITLE TRACKS

ENGLISH FRENCH GERMAN ITALIAN SPANISH

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1 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Martin - ein genie des Unsinns !, 19 Sep 2000
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This review is from: The Lonely Guy [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Steve Martin ist ein Genie des alte und neuen Jahrhunderts !Der jetzt 51 Jährige startete seine Kinokarriere mit >der klene Horror Laden < in dem er einen sadistischen Zahnartzt spielt . Sein bis jetzt neuester Film ist >Bowfingers grosse Nummer< in dem er einen film Produzenten spielt ! ich glaube ich sprech für alle fans von Ihm wenn Ich sage das wir alle hoffen das dieser Film nich sein letzter war ! wenn ihr auch so begeistert von Ihm seid dann mailt mir unter >steff@Wugnet.Baynet.de< Übsigens ich bin Steff !
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