The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
First screened in September 2008
Director: Robert Ellis Miller. Cast: Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Percy Rodrigues, Chuck McCann, Peter Mamakos, Biff McGuire, Jackie Kelly, John O'Leary, Cicely Tyson, Stacy Keach, Robbie Barnes, Laurinda Barrett, Anna Lee Carroll, Richard Fingar, Hubert Harper, Gavin Paulin, Johnny Popwell, Ronald A. Riner, Wayne Smith, Don Swafford, Sherri Vise. Screenplay: Thomas C. Ryan (based on the novel by Carson McCullers).

Twitter Capsule: Actors give it a good go, but direction is too soft and tentative to mine what's best in this script.

VOR:   Exceeded my expectations in some respects while conforming to them in others. Just pointed enough in its storytelling to put you on alert, and just docile enough to fade quickly.

Photo © 1968 Warner Bros. Pictures/Seven Arts

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actor: Alan Arkin
Best Supporting Actress: Sondra Locke

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Actor (Drama): Alan Arkin
Best Supporting Actress: Sondra Locke
Most Promising Newcomer (Female): Sondra Locke

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Arkin)

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