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Independent film may still technically be independent, but it’s far from the wellspring of creativity that it’s advertised as being. Case in point: Hello I Must Be Going, a film that fills its arrested development bingo card with a cynical efficiency that would make Jerry Bruckheimer blush. A number of talented actors (particularly the under-rated Melanie Lynskey) give it their best, but Hello deviates so little from the template set forth by previous ‘man-child’ hits that it never develops a life of its own.

Amy (Lynskey) finds herself at a familiar crossroads; broke, divorced, and living at home well after most people her age have attained some form of self-sufficiency. Her father Stan (John Rubinstein) is fairly understanding (mostly out of nostalgia for their time spent watching Marx Brothers film in her youth, from which the film gets its title), but her mother Ruth (Blythe Danner) is an unrepentant nag, »

- Anders Nelson

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