Miss Lonelyhearts (1983)

Although based on Nathanael West's novel that essentially trashes the journalist's trade as cold-hearted and Machiavellian, director Michael Dinner has opted to make his journalist a pathetic figure instead. The story centers on a reporter who is trapped into writing the "Miss Lonelyhearts" column for a local newspaper and then slowly comes apart emotionally and psychologically as he gets involved with the troubles of his readers. While the plot of the film remains solid, the characterization of the journalist changes the intent -- and whether that is for better or worse will depend on the viewer.

Directing:
  • Michael Dinner

Stars:
Release Date: 1983-03-19
  • Country: US
  • Language: en
Sally Kemp
Sally Kemp
Mary Shrike
Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts
Miss Lonelyhearts
Arthur Hill
Arthur Hill
Willy Shrike
Conchata Ferrell
Conchata Ferr...
Faye Doyle
John P. Ryan
John P. Ryan
Peter Doyle
Gregory Itzin
Gregory Itzin
Goldsmith
Martina Deignan
Martina Deign...
Betty
Jackie Earle Haley
Jackie Earle...
Seventeen-and-Desperate
Rita Taggart
Rita Taggart
Miss Farkis
Vincent Schiavelli
Vincent Schia...
Sick-Of-It-All
Theresa Saldana
Theresa Salda...
Pregnant Again
John Karlen
John Karlen
Reverend Walker
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