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

Director:

Todd Louiso

Writer:

Sarah Koskoff
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Lynskey ... Amy
Blythe Danner ... Ruth
John Rubinstein ... Stan
Sara Chase ... Missy
Daniel Eric Gold ... Noah
Tori Feinstein ... Caley
Dave T. Koenig ... Gary
Greta Lee ... Gap Girl
Meera Simhan ... Karen
Julie White ... Gwen
Damian Young ... Larry
Christopher Abbott ... Jeremy
Jimmi Simpson ... Phil
Eli Koskoff Eli Koskoff ... Teenager
Kate Arrington ... Courtney
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Storyline

Following the break-up with and imminent divorce from her entertainment lawyer husband David, thirty-something Amy moves back in with her upper middle class parents Ruth and Stan Minsky in Westport, Connecticut. David asked for the divorce following an affair he had with who Amy considered a friend. Knowledge of the affair and David asking for the divorce came out of left field for Amy, who thought she had the perfect marriage. In her surprise and shock about David, she left David basically with the clothes on her back, and has not asked for anything in the divorce settlement. Three months later, she is still in a depressed state, not leaving the house and not knowing what to do with her life. She has no real job experience, has only a liberal arts degree, and abandoned her Master's degree studies in Photography to marry David. She believes her parents have mixed feelings about her return. Although they have both welcomed her back, she believes Ruth is critical not so much about what ... Written by Huggo

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The title is a reference to a Groucho Marx song of the same name. See more »

Goofs

About 21 minutes in, in the morning scene . . . after the dinner party the night before . . . John Rubinstein's character Stan, is quite tan whereas the night before he was rather pale. See more »

Quotes

Amy: Well, that's not what love is mom. It's not a prize that you get for cumming in the clown's face at the circus.
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Features Horse Feathers (1932) See more »

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What's Going On
Written by Jon Cournoyer
Performed by Old War Shirt
Produced by Circle of Sound
By Arrangement with Truly Music
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Much lighter and funnier than the synopsis makes it sound
26 January 2012 | by AritSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2013 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Hello I Must Be Going See more »

Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,904, 9 September 2012

Gross USA:

$106,709

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$354,939
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