• Released
  • September 7, 2012
  • (NY, LA)
  • R , 1 hr 35 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Slice of Life
Hello I Must Be Going Synopsis
'Hello' follows a recent divorcee who seeks refuge in her parent's suburban home.
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88

New York Post

There are some catches, including a breathy-voiced indie-rock soundtrack so bad you wonder if it's contributing to Amy's malaise. But...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Working from a script by his wife, Sarah Koskoff, "High Fidelity" actor-turned-director Todd Louiso shapes the movie to Lynskey's rhythms.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
At once an intriguing character study and a refreshingly offbeat romance.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Thanks to Melanie Lynskey's performance, the movie feels like a believably worked-out, sympathetically presented study in thirtysomething...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie's sharp-tongued and softhearted, a Sundance kind of film that mostly sidesteps generic Sundanceyness.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While it's too hastily and neatly resolved, Hello I Must Be Going is a funny, well-written, involving and emotionally honest tale.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I can imagine a broader comedy in which the situation might work. Remember Mrs. Robinson or Stifler's mom? But here there's a fugitive...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Writer Sarah Koskoff's nuanced script and director Todd Louiso's ("Love, Liza") delicate tone follow indie terrain, but go the right way.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

The mind-numbingly predictable, but admittedly watchable Hello I Must Be Going needed less whine and more surprise.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
A credibly drawn central character is trapped inside a half-cooked dramatic stew in Hello I Must Be Going.
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hello i must be going

By russellbertram
The fire alarm kept going off in the building, so we got our money back. We won't return to finish the movie. It's not all that bad, just not worth a second trip....

Gr8 Indie Drama

By smartytart2002
when I saw Hello I Must Be going @ the Century theatre @ the S.F. Mall,I thought it was A Gr8 Movie that Got Melanie Lynskey playin a Depressing Divorcee & things have changed 4 her when She Started...

Terrifically Acted!

By pedsarq
A depressed divorcee moves in with her parents to sort out her thoughts. She ends up becoming romantically involved with the 19-year old son of a man her father needs to make a deal with. The...

Excellent Movie

By DocEv
Deserved to be opening night at Sundance. Funny, sad, poignant and engaging all at once. Something for people in all stages of life....

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Rated R | For Language and Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Unlikely post-divorce romance anchors mature dramedy.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF