Dir: Todd Louiso
Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Christopher Abbott, Blythe Danner
Hello I Must Be Going is a really charming film, and another great example of why independent cinema feels so fresh even if the stories being told are not new. This film won me over, and I was smiling and gasping as the events unfolded and I was right in the corner of our main character the entire way through. She is a wonderfully realised and very true character and there is a lot that I could relate to with her.
Amy (Melanie Lynskye) is a recently divorced mid 30’s woman who is shattered from the break-up and moves back in with her parents. Her future seems uncertain, but then she strikes up an affair with 19 year old Jeremy (Christopher Abbott from TV’s Girls) and it ignites something within her. Will she able to get her life back on track?
It is a simple story, but there are many layers thrown in. Amy has many relationships in the film, those with each of her parents, Jeremy and how everyone else sees her. We aren’t entirely sure why her marriage didn’t work out, and this gets conveyed in an excellent scene and we really feel for her. She is a really well crafted character, and Melanie Lynskye taking the lead did a marvellous job. The woman was perfectly suited for Amy, she really disappeared into the role and shared some great chemistry with her cast. I was also impressed with Christopher Abbott, who made a really strong Jeremy and brought a lot to the character.
This is a nicely written and directed film, one that I really enjoyed and it took me by surprise. I love finding films like this, its nice to be moved once in a while. I would highly recommend this one, it is a good afternoon film.
Reviewers Note: This review is a mini-review, and not a full-length review due to my on-going health and medical issues. Unfortunately for now my reviews will be brief, it is the only way I can bring you reviews at all. Thanks for your understanding and support.
The Australian DVD
The DVD I reviewed was a screener, so I am unable to comment on Picture/Audio quality.
DVD details here.
Thanks to Bill care of Accent Film Entertainment for the copy.