The Lonely Guy

The Lonely Guy

DVD - 1998
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"The one and only Steve Martin stars along with Charles Grodin and Tony Award winner Judith Ivey in a funny and poignant romance inspired by Bruce Jay Friedman's tongue-in-cheek survival manual. The Lonely Guy follows the progress of Larry (Steve Martin) and his buddy Warren (Charles Grodin) as they attempt to eke out a successful like in the Big Apple. They're losers, until one day, Larry writes a book that turns loneliness into the ultimate love potion, and life is never the same!"--Container.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Home Video, c1998, 1984
ISBN: 9780783230399
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : 2.0 Dolby digital mono. sd., col. ; 12 cm


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Apr 20, 2015

When I was younger, most of my favorite comedies starred SNL alum and frequent hosts like Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, and Steve Martin. Somehow I missed this one, but, then again, it's not really for a younger audience. Based on Bruce Jay Friedman's "The Lonely Guy's Book of Life," this is an offbeat, droll, and occasionally dark comedy about a single man (Martin) and his friend (a dour Charles Grodin) as they navigate life in the city and try to meet women. It has a bit of an "Annie Hall" feel, albeit less neurotic, and some similarities with Martin's later comedy, "L.A. Story." Merv Griffin, Joyce Brothers, Lonnie Anderson, and Steve Lawrence all have brief roles. You also might like "King of Comedy," "After Hours," and "The Jerk."

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