Divorced thirtysomething Amy (Melanie Lynskey) lives in her mother's (Blythe Danner) big fancy house in Hello I Must Be Going, where she's spent three months of soul-searching before hitting rock bottom in the trailer. It's not all bad though because she strikes up a romance with the 19-year-old boy next door, played by Girls' Christopher Abbott (who gets to be much sexier here than as Marnie's ex). It would probably be an ego boost if his friends didn't assume she was someone's mom.
I've loved Melanie Lynskey in every quirky supporting role I've seen her in, and I'm curious to see how she does as a leading lady. She's always been able to portray just the right amount of hopefulness and subtle heartbreak (see Away We Go), and it looks like this character might require a balance of the same combination. The movie premiered at Sundance, but you can see it yourself when it opens in limited release Sept. 7. Check out the trailer when you read more.
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