The Lonely Guy

"Excellent"

The Lonely Guy Review


Before Arthur Hiller lost his mind and his talent, he produced this oddball Steve Martin flick, wherein an oblivious cuckold of a boyfriend is dumped by his girlfriend and quickly becomes a "lonely guy," '80s parlance for a loser bachelor. With pal Charles Grodin (wonderful here), he explores the bar scene, pick-up artistry, and the world of the house plant before writing a bestseller about his experiences and making it big. Funny stuff, though Martin's soliloquies to the camera get a little tiresome.


Facts and Figures

Run time: 90 mins

In Theaters: Friday 27th January 1984

Distributed by: MCA Universal Home Video

Production compaines: Universal Pictures, Aspen Film Society

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 48%
Fresh: 10 Rotten: 11

IMDB: 6.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Larry Hubbard, as Warren Evans, Merv Griffin as Himself, as Iris, as Jack Fenwick, Robyn Douglass as Danielle, Joyce Brothers as Herself (as Dr. Joyce Brothers), Elizabeth Kaitan as (uncredited)

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