Cinema: Rushes: Feb. 13, 1984

THE LONELY GUY

The idea of mating sitcom material with a surrealist style seems, at first glance, to have about as much promise of permanent delight as a pickup in a singles bar. And by the end of The Lonely Guy, even the film's best friends may feel that some aesthetic counseling is in order. Yet for a movie that once again takes up a matter made achingly familiar by contemporary song and story — the hardships and confusions of the single life — it offers some curiously arresting visions: the rooftops of New...

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