Hello I Must Be Going: movie review

'Hello' has a strong cast, but protagonist Amy is hard to sympathize with.

  • close
    'Hello' actor Christopher Abbott (l.) has a compelling unpredictability in the film.
    Oscilloscope Laboratories/AP
    View Caption
  • About video ads
    View Caption
of

In “Hello I Must Be Going,” directed by Todd Louiso from a script by Sarah Koskoff, Melanie Lynskey plays Amy, a 30-ish newly divorced malcontent who moves back in with her parents (well played by John Rubinstein and Blythe Danner) and proceeds to take up with 19-year-old Jeremy (Christopher Abbott), the son of a family friend.

Amy is basically a moper even when she’s being frisky with Jeremy, and our emotional investment in her well-being is tempered by the fact that she doesn’t seem to have had much of a life before her divorce either. Abbott has a compelling unpredictability, though, and in a couple of his scenes with Lynskey, you can spot the stirrings of a more complex film than the one we finally ended up with. Grade: B- (Rated R for language and sexual content.)

 
 
 

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...