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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.

Director:

Paul Cox

Writers:

Paul Cox, John Clarke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendy Hughes ... Patricia Curnow
Norman Kaye ... Peter Thompson
Jon Finlayson Jon Finlayson ... George
Julia Blake ... Pamela
Jonathan Hardy ... Bruce
Irene Inescort Irene Inescort ... Patricia's mother
Vic Gordon Vic Gordon ... Patricia's father
Ted Grove-Rogers Ted Grove-Rogers ... Peter's Father
Ronald Falk ... Wig Salesman
Chris Haywood ... Detective
Diana Greentree Diana Greentree ... Sally Gordon
Margaret Steven Margaret Steven ... Patricia's psychiatrist
Kris McQuade ... Rosemarie
Maurie Fields ... Taxi driver
Laurie Dobson 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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This is a film about two people falling in love for the very first time. She's afraid it may be too soon. He's afraid it may be too late. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1982 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Close to the Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,115, 5 September 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$777,087
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

If You Were the Only Girl in the World
(uncredited)
Written by Nat Ayer
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Played on Patricia's birthday
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Dull dysfunctional relationship of dull dysfunctional people
4 September 2003 | by cinemabitchSee all my reviews

In short, this was a slow, measured study of a romance between dull dysfunctional characters. Without giving anything away (there is not a lot to give away, I'm afraid), we watch older characters try to have a relationship in spite of their dysfunctions. Admittedly, this type of slow moving study is probably my least favorite genre.

However, it was well acted and the story ernest. I totally believed the characters were boring and had personal problems. The problem is that I wouldn't want to watch them.

Not my cup of tea, anyway.


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