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Lonely Hearts (1982)

In this offbeat comedy, an unlikely romance develops between a flamboyant, middle-aged piano tuner and an extremely timid office worker. In HD.

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Cast

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Patricia Curnow
Norman Kaye ...
Peter Thompson
Jon Finlayson ...
George
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Pamela
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Bruce
Irene Inescort ...
Patricia's mother
Vic Gordon ...
Patricia's father
Ted Grove-Rogers ...
Peter's Father
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Wig Salesman
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Detective
Diana Greentree ...
Sally Gordon
Margaret Steven ...
Patricia's psychiatrist
Kris McQuade ...
Rosemarie
Maurie Fields ...
Taxi driver
Laurie Dobson ...
Priest
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In this offbeat comedy, an unlikely romance develops between a flamboyant, middle-aged piano tuner and an extremely timid office worker. In HD.

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A funny sort of love story. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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21 October 1982 (Australia)  »

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Close to the Heart  »

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This Australian movie's title was changed to "Lonely Hearts" from its original title of "Close to the Heart" to avoid confusion with the American film One from the Heart (1981). See more »


Soundtracks

Bye Bye Blackbird
(uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Sung by Myrtle Roberts and Irene Hewitt, and also used as a theme throughout the film
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A love story for the rest of us.
6 January 2002 | by (Wilmington DE USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie nearly twenty years ago now, and I'm still wishing that I had a copy.

I'm not going to say much about the plot, because it's actually a very simple one. Two slightly older, slightly less than attractive people begin to have feelings for each other. Both have difficulties in social situations, and neither has a lot of experience with dating or with interacting with members of the opposite sex. The movie is kind of a duet of romantic motion: forward, backward, a mis-step, a detour away from the path to a relationship, treated with great sensitivity and affection for the main characters.

I wish more people knew about this film. It was such a refreshing contrast to the usual formula of two gorgeous people eyeing each other across a room and instantly having an affair. Hollywood does what Hollywood does. Lonely Hearts shows us a slice of life.


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