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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

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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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

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2013 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Come la prima volta See more »

Filming Locations:

Westport, Connecticut, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,904, 9 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$106,709, 22 November 2012
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Amy: Whose happiness are you buying?
Stan: Mine.
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Features Duck Soup (1933) 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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Melanie Lynskey's best ever
27 October 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Amy (Melanie Lynskey) has left her husband and moved back with her parents (Blythe Danner, John Rubinstein). She is depressed and unmotivated. She can barely get up the will to dress nicely for a dinner party. At the party, she begins an affair with 19 year old Jeremy (Christopher Abbott). She becomes energized as she risks discovery of the inappropriate affair.

This is Melanie Lynskey's movie and her best performance ever. As always she is her lovable vulnerable self. But she stretches to encompass the many different emotions of her character. The only problem is the perfectly crafted speeches she gives. It's a thin line between poignant emotional truth and too perfect hokey monologue. Luckily Amy is a middle age character, not the usual emo teen. So I'm willing to go with the former, and buy that she's a lit major. Melanie Lynskey finally returns to a lead role in a movie. And she is amazing in it. I hope she will get more chances at the leading lady role in the future.


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