Mister Lonely

Mister Lonely

Director: Harmony Korine Cast: Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Denis Lavant



When a Michael Jackson impersonator (Diego Luna) living in Paris falls for a Marilyn Monroe impersonator (Samantha Morton) during a performance at a retirement home, the lovestruck pair retreats to a seaside castle in the Scottish highlands populated by a commune of reclusive impersonators. Earning a living can be a difficult endeavor in the City of Lights, and in order to make ends meet, one man has turned to mimicking the King of Pop. One day, while doing the moonwalk in an old folks home, Michael meets a beautiful Marilyn Monroe look-alike. When Marilyn suggests that Michael join her in traveling to the Scottish Highlands and move into a castle populated entirely by celebrity doppelgangers, the would-be gloved one readily accepts her invitation. Shortly after arriving at the castle, Michael and Marilyn find the commune preparing for their first-ever gala -- a lavish affair featuring appearances by Abe Lincoln, the Three Stooges, Buckwheat, Shirley Temple, Madonna, Sammy Davis Jr., and Charlie Chaplin.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2008
UPC: 0796019814799
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Ifc
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:53:00

Special Features

The Making of Mister Lonely; Deleted Scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Diego Luna Michael Jackson
Samantha Morton Marilyn Monroe
Denis Lavant Charlie Chaplin
James Fox The Pope
Melita Morgan Madonna
Anita Pallenberg The Queen
Rachel Simon Actor
Jason Pennycooke Sammy Davis Jr.
Richard Strange Abraham Lincoln
Michael-Joel Stuart Actor
Esme Creed-Miles Shirley Temple
Mal Whiteley Actor
Daniel Rovai Actor
Nigel Cooper Actor
Joseph Morgan Actor
Walid Afkir Actor
Britta Gartner Actor
Werner Herzog Father Umbrillo
David Blaine Actor
Leos Carax Actor

Technical Credits
Harmony Korine Director,Screenwriter
Jo Allen Makeup
Adam Bohling Co-producer
Richard Campling Production Designer
Ann Carli Associate Producer
Sarah Crowe Casting
James Flynn Associate Producer
Liz Gallagher Musical Direction/Supervision
Avi Korine Screenwriter
Richard Mansell Associate Producer
Valdís Óskarsdóttir Editor
Hengameh Panahi Associate Producer
David Reid Co-producer
Nadja Romain Producer
Judy Shrewsbury Costumes/Costume Designer
Jason Spaceman Score Composer
Sun City Girls Score Composer
Jeremy Thomas Producer
Peter Watson Executive Producer
Paul Zucker Editor
Marcel Zyskind Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mister Lonely
1. Mister Lonely [:15]
2. Nice To Meet You! [:13]
3. Love With Flowers [9:03]
4. I Found A Michael! [9:51]
5. Expression Of Life [9:31]
6. Dear World [6:51]
7. Changing Times [5:52]
8. To the Dreams [8:15]
9. You Will Fly [8:29]
10. Show the World [5:26]
11. Malice Intent [4:57]
12. The Performance [6:24]
13. Bon Voyage [5:42]
14. A Passing [9:16]
15. Back To Reality [6:04]
16. End Credits [5:48]

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Mister Lonely 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Grady1GH More than 1 year ago
MISTER LONELY is that sort of film that pleads to be loved. It has an original concept for a plot, it takes many visual and surreal chances, and it is populated with a lovable cast who seem to be having fun with the process. Harmony Korine both wrote (with Avi Korine) and directed this pastiche about people who, frustrated with reality, live their lives as impersonators of famous people. When it works it is delightful: when it gets bogged down with a self-conscious script it falls flat.

'Mister Lonely' (beautifully depicted in the opening sequences under the credits as a child who cannot be what he is told to be) is a young man who takes on the persona of Michael Jackson (Diego Luna), performing dance movements on the streets of Paris as a busker. He encounters a like person who lives impersonating Marilyn Monroe (Samantha Morton) and before long the two are off to a Highlands commune in Scotland, populated with full time impersonators such as a foul-mouthed Abraham Lincoln (Richard Strange), Charlie Chaplin (Denis Lavant), The Pope (James Fox), Father Umbrillo (Werner Herzog), Sammy Davis, Jr. (Jason Pennycooke), the current Queen Elizabeth (Anita Palenberg), Little Red Riding Hood (Rachel Korine), James Dean (Joseph Morgan), Madonna (Melita Morgan), and flying nuns among others. The story is less a plot than a celebration touched with a bit a angst of how the unnoticed people in the world find a source of belonging by embracing imagination.

The film is choppy and loses some of its potential allure from the editing. The cinematography by Marcel Zyskind captures some truly beautiful moments and the musical score by Jason Spaceman with the Sun City Girls adds a lyrical air to this surreal romp. For lovers of Harmony Korine this movie will please. For viewers with limited attention spans (running time is 112 minutes) the film begs indulgence. Grady Harp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago