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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


Todd Louiso


Sarah Koskoff
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »





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


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.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

31 January 2013 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Come la prima volta See more »

Filming Locations:

Westport, Connecticut, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,904, 9 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$106,709, 22 November 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


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


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 One Day at a Time (1975) See more »


Love Will Break Your Heart
Written by Bleu (as Bleu (William James McAuley III)) & Taylor Locke
Performed by Loudlion
Courtesy of The Major Label
By Arrangement with The Talent House
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I Watched it Three Times!
22 July 2014 | by ilovemytribeSee all my reviews

The underlying feeling tones that stood out in this movie for me were: Real, Raw, Genuine, Authentic, Intimate and Sincere Connection. The film reminded me of a time in life when you're in college, living on student loans or in your parents house and you still have the time and the innocence (you haven't yet been scarred and jarred by "the real world") to make these beautiful, sometimes fleeting…sometimes short-lived connections with another human being. Things like sharing family secrets, or staying on the phone until 6am while the sun comes up. Once the focus becomes "the job", "the bills" and other responsibilities; many of these beautiful moments become lost. Once an "adult", one quickly learns that relationships are often superficial, dis-honest and based on ulterior motives. This movie put me in touch with the emotions of what it's like to feel alive, loved and accepted even though you don't have it all figured out. Overall, I would give the movie a 6 but for emotional impact, I would add another 2 stars. Great gem of a film with a perfect soundtrack to accompany.

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