The Lonely Guy (1984)

R   |    |  Comedy, Romance


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A writer for a greeting card company discovers the struggles and tribulations of living alone after breaking up with his unfaithful girlfriend.


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  • Steve Martin and Robyn Douglass in The Lonely Guy (1984)
  • Steve Martin and Judith Ivey in The Lonely Guy (1984)

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9 August 2005 | yisraelh
Two Movies
Other people here have commented on the unevenness of this movie. What an understatement. I found the first half of the movie funny, poignant, delightful. Then, all of a sudden, the movie becomes an unfunny, painful bore. It's amazing. The contrast between the two halves is so stark, it's hard to believe it's the same movie. I don't ever recall such a split between two halves of a movie. Ever.

And in the second half, there is a scene in bed involving the 'o' word, that is very painfully unfunny and completely inane.

But what do I know.

Two scenes that really stick out in my mind:

1. When the girl says to Steve: "Nice guys don't stay lonely for long" -- so sweet!

2. When Steve realizes he missed out on a golden opportunity to "get lucky" with a pretty woman. That was wickedly funny!

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,072,130 29 January 1984

Gross USA:

$5,718,573

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,718,573

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