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Lonely Hearts

R 1982 1h 35m Romance Comedy List
100% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 62% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings An Australian bank clerk (Wendy Hughes) seeks love with a middle-aged piano tuner (Norman Kaye) met through a dating service. Read More Read Less

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Gary Arnold Washington Post The unfinished quality of many a scene or line of development in the screenplay itself doesn't hamper the emergence of an interesting, amusing interplay. Apr 30, 2018 Full Review Urban Cinefile Critics Urban Cinefile One of the small but valuable gems of Australian cinema, Lonely Hearts is a gently ascerbic film, if there is such a thing, exploring an Australia from a rather different perspective than was the usual case in the 70s and 80s Aug 25, 2007 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews One of my all-time favorites. Rated: A Aug 6, 2007 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 3, 2005 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice An endearing tale of the ways in which love comes in its own sweet time. Rated: 4/5 Aug 19, 2004 Full Review Ian Mantgani Apollo Guide Rated: 78/100 Mar 16, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member (***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member I found the movie to be odd and a bit dull at times. But, for some strange reason I could not turn it off wondering what was going to happen next. I understand the fact that this was a love story, but I couldn't really find a plot about the film. The story is weak, and could've been better. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member good character driven drama Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A heartwarming love story - an unlikely couple, a 50 year old eccentric piano tuner and a shy bank clerk who is 20 yrs his junior find themselves paired off through a dating service, and surprise surprise, fall in love! The lead actors do an amzing job of convincing us of their genuine affection for each other, and this is the sort of movie that reaffirms one's faith in love and gives hope to those that feel disillusioned. Highly recommended! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the small but valuable gems of Australian cinema, Lonely Hearts is a gently ascerbic film, if there is such a thing, exploring an Australia from a rather different perspective than was the usual case in the 70s and 80s. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member With this film it was simple, sweet, sensitive, quirky, low-key, awkward at times but generally believable, observant and rewarding, and with moments of fine, unexpected humour Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An Australian bank clerk (Wendy Hughes) seeks love with a middle-aged piano tuner (Norman Kaye) met through a dating service.
Director
Paul Cox
Producer
John B. Murray
Rating
R
Genre
Romance, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Dec 26, 2001
Runtime
1h 35m