Mister Lonely

Mister Lonely Release Date: May 2, 2008

“Mister Lonely,” according to Harmony Korine, director of “Mister Lonely,” (and an array of other unintelligible, insane films – “Kids,” “Julien Donkey Boy” and “Gummo”), is about a young American man lost in Paris. He scratches out a living as a Michael Jackson look-alike, dancing on the streets, public parks, tourist spots and trade shows. Different from everyone else, he feels as if he’s floating between two worlds. During a car show Michael Jackson meets Marilyn Monroe. Haunted by her angelic beauty he follows her to a commune in the Highlands, joining her husband Charlie Chaplin and her daughter Shirley Temple. A place where everyone is famous and no-one gets old. Here, The Pope, The Queen of England, Madonna, James Dean and other impersonators build a stage in the hope that the world will visit and watch them perform. Nuns fall out of airplanes and children ride pigs. Everything is beautiful. Until the world shifts, and reality intrudes on their utopian dream. OK. And you wonder why “Mister Lonely” has its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, for all the kooks in NYC that will undoubtedly rave about its ‘originality’ and the ‘genius’ of director Harmony (yeah, like that’s his real name) Korine!

Genres: ComedyDrama
Directed By: Harmony Korine
Runtime: 112 minutes
Studio: IFC
MPAA Rating Not Rated