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Mister Lonely (2007)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  14 March 2008 (UK)
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In Paris, a young American who works as a Michael Jackson lookalike meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, Shirley Temple.

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In Paris, a young American who works as a Michael Jackson lookalike meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, Shirley Temple.

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$9,500,000 (estimated)

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$16,769 (USA) (2 May 2008)

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$165,831 (USA) (1 August 2008)
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In an interview with a newspaper in his hometown of Nashville, Tenn., Harmony Korine stated that he made several trips to Iceland to scout locations for the film. He ended up ditching that idea altogether and shooting the film in Scotland and France. See more »

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The shape of the nuns' parachutes are visible as they are falling from the plane. See more »

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Buckwheat: I love women, they're hot, they make me sweat. I love chickens.I love their wings, like breasts. If you combine chicken with a woman's breasts, you get chicken breasts. I like chicken breast, chicken breast is nice and hot! If it was up to me, I'd make the world naked woman and naked chickens. That's hot, yeah!
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Mr. Lonely
Performed by Bobby Vinton
(p) 1962 Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc.
Licensed courtesy of Sony BMG Commercial Markets (UK)
Written by Bobby Vinton / Gene Allen
Published by © 1962 Ripley Music Inc.
Licensed by Edward Kassner Music Co. Ltd
Used by permission, all rights reserved
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Basking in glow of it.
20 May 2009 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Just got through watching this and had to comment on how wonderful it is. I am a big fan of Harmony Korine but if I hadn't known he had made this, I would have never guessed it was his film (I probably would have guessed John Sayles first).

So many amazing sequences in this film--the first Flying Nun sequence is unbelievable and I cannot get it out of my mind, brilliantly edited. The "Singing Egg" sequence almost had me crying and I don't normally get choked up. The stage show was also very poignant. And Werner Herzog's performance was pitch perfect.

I normally don't gush over movies, but Mister Lonely was so original, I need to gush. My one peccadillo? Not sure the title fits the movie.

(P.S. I hate critics and the ones on Rotten Tomatoes who called this a chore to sit through suck the most).


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