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Am i the only one who liked this movie a lot ?


Am i?

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I thought it was pretty funny, actually. Charles Grodin is hilarious. 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5

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I Love this movie so much. It actually made me laugh out loud!

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Three-quarters of this movie kills - and that's down mainly to Grodin. Warren is a brilliantly recognized character. You know you can always feel relaxed around Warren, you can count on him and he'll never let you down - unless you need him for a night on the town.
Of course things go downhill with the pursuit of Iris, but the guys-ferns, the chess game, the bald-bums discussion are great. The only problem with Lonely Guy was it needed more Grodin.

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Thanks for your post, last poster.



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No, the funniest parts were when he went to the top of the building to yell for Iris but he couldn't be heard because of all the other guys yelling & the suicide jumpers jumping like it was just another normal day.

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Totally agree. That bit killed me. I love this film. It's up there with the lonely nice-guy comedy The Apartment. I don't understand why it's rating is so low.

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This is a really cute movie. I don't understand the disdain for it. It's SUPPOSED to be a bit dry and understated; that's the point--it's "lame" like Larry's life!

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agreed. this movie is really underappreciated.

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Nope, I consider myself a professional lonely guy. This is one of my favorite movies to pop in and drink a *beep* load of beer on a weekend night.

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This is one of my favourite films and is a classic. It's got a couple of award winning scenes(imo) with The Suicide Jumpers jumping from the Bridge and also the bit when Larry is running to the church at the end and the cop helping out. Very funny! I like the bit where you hear on the radio newsflash about another suicide, a lonely rock group :)

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this is a great comedy my favourite bit has to be the sneezing sex scene, i wonder if this spawned the rumour that a sneeze is really 1/60th of an orgasm

any thoughts?

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I thought it was funny. Sadly, it is something I can relate to. I once rented it and watched it with a friend who was a real ladies' man, and boy did he hate it -- of course, he didn't understand it at all. It all depends on how you are situated in life. Is it just a coincidence, but all the people I know who liked this film are "lonely guys."

Grodin, of course, is brilliant.

Just watched this on AMC last night, first time I had seen it in more than 20 years. Grodin's slumped-over posture and air of resignation really conveyed his character's sad sack quality (similar body language was used by Tim Robbins in Mystic River, and it got him an Oscar).

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hey your right i think it was the line 'you could be the captain of the football team and be a lonely guy', im not american but was captain of my rugby team throughout school and was very much a lonely guy even with the attention i got

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I liked this film. It is quirky and a little offbeat very much like Steve Martin himself. I think most people who have ever been single and wondered if their love life would ever get better can relate to this film. There are plenty of lonely gals out there too.

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This movie is Brilliant and a bloody Classic... one of Steve Martins best besides Planes, Train and Automobiles:)

Yet another great movie that tingles all emotions:)

10/10

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I think this is one of those movies that you probably only like if you are a lonely guy, which I am. Although being lonely is one of the most universal feelings, so maybe everyone can relate to it. I guess if I could tell what women think I wouldn't be a lonely guy.


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I love this movie. My favorite part is when he meets the guy with a wife and a mistress on the street. I hate when I see a guy with 2 beautiful chicks when I'm striking out trying to find 1!

I first saw this when I was twenty something and I remember saying that although it was a comedy, it was really true what lonely guys in NY go through. It was really dead on. Now that I'm forty something, I definitely can identify with it!

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I love this movie a lot. I remember this was shown on cable when I was a child and wasn't understanding any of the "mature" jokes, but stayed on because the guy from Beethoven was in the cast. But some scenes stuck in mind like the cardboard scene and the suicide bridge scene with Grodin. It was a comedy but the loneliness is heartfelt, especially Grodin's character. The part where Steve became unlonely is really a downer but overall it had the best lines. I don't understand why the low rating both here and rotten tomatoes. For an 80's film, it sure was ahead of it's time.

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Nope...

Probably one of the funniest movies I've seen in a while, and off the top of my head might be Martins funniest. Every scene pretty much had me laughing.

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It was good, but Roxanne was much funnier. Martin's performance was more understated, more refined in that movie.

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No, I love this movie. It's so great, Steve is hilarious in it, and the characters are so loveable!

Very cute and zany. I really felt bad for Steve and Charles's characters.

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I thought this film was excellent. It says something that's very touching and funny about the basic human need for love and companionship. Steve Martin and especially Charles Grodin were both great in this movie. 9 out of 10 from me.

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