Lonely Hearts (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

Lonely Hearts (1983)




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Effusive piano tuner Norman Kaye is on the less sunny side of forty and still unattached. Shy and self-effacing office worker Wendy Hughes is likewise getting on in years sans a lifetime companion. From the outset, we know that Kaye and Hughes will somehow come together. This, however, is the only predictable aspect of this quirky Australian comedy. Director Paul Cox co-wrote the ever-fresh screenplay of Lonely Hearts with John Clarke. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Wendy Hughes
as Patricia
Jon Finlayson
as George Theater Director
Julia Blake
as Pamela Peter's Sister
Jonathan Hardy
as Bruce Pamela's Husband
Ron Falk
as Wig Salesman
Jack Hill
as Bingo Caller
Dawn Klingberg
as Flower Seller
Irene Hewitt
as "Bye Bye Blackbird" Sister
Ernest Wilson
as Old Couple in Park
Ernie Bourne
as Man in Toilet
Isobel Harley
as Bank Customer
Maurie Fields
as Taxi driver
Diana Greentree
as Sally Gordon
Chris Haywood
as Detective
Irene Inescort
as Patricia's mother
Kris McQuade
as Rosemarie
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Critic Reviews for Lonely Hearts

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

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.

April 30, 2018 | Full Review…

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

August 25, 2007

One of my all-time favorites.

August 6, 2007 | Rating: A | Full Review…

An endearing tale of the ways in which love comes in its own sweet time.

August 19, 2004 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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