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Hello I Must Be Going (2012)

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Circumstances force a young divorcée to move back in with her parents in suburban Connecticut, where an affair with a younger guy rejuvenates her passion for life

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Circumstances force a young divorcée to move back in with her parents in suburban Connecticut, where an affair with a younger guy rejuvenates her passion for life

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*Meet Amy Minsky. She's just getting over her divorce.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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31 January 2013 (Russia)  »

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Come la prima volta  »

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$23,904 (USA) (7 September 2012)

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$83,814 (USA) (28 September 2012)
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The title is a reference to a Groucho Marx song of the same name. See more »

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Ruth: So we're having a dinner for a possible client and his wife.
Amy: Okay.
Ruth: They're staying here for the summer, with their son. And um, I'm not saying you can't come...
Amy: ...What are you not saying?
Ruth: Well, I'm not not saying anything. I'm saying of course you can come, you're living here.
Amy: I'm staying here.
Ruth: Well, at some point, I don't know what the difference is?
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References Animal Crackers (1930) See more »

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The Stroke
Written by Billy Squier
Performed by Billy Squier
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Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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Much lighter and funnier than the synopsis makes it sound
26 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

Hello I Must Be Going doesn't really question the morality or credibility of its central theme -- romantic relationship between a woman and a man where she is almost a couple of decades older. The film cleverly escapes the creepiness surrounding it and actually ends up being very funny. It should be attributed to screenwriter Sarah Koskoff's unabashed celebration of the positive effects that sexual human contacts have on one's spirit, and female lead Melanie Lynskey's depressed yet oddly optimistic portrayal of the 30-something divorcée. For a Sundance Lab product, which often tends to be just dark and ambiguous, this is somewhat a refreshing change of tone.

The only indie cliché this film resorts to is the background of its main characters, who are all connected to filmmaking. However, this convenient setting on the filmmakers' part is not a real problem with the film, as there is a tangible character development of a woman slowly reopening to her senses, which should easily resonate among general audiences. All in all, this is an easy-to-follow indie with no ambiguity that makes your head spin. It clearly has adult contents with a few f-bombs, but nothing too graphic, and offers a pretty relaxed and enjoyable narrative.


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