Divorced and demoralized Amy Minsky’s prospects look bleak when she is condemned to move back in with her parents at the age of 35. Everyone wants to help, but, as her patience level with advice is plummeting, a bold teenage boy enters her life, igniting her last bit of self-esteem. What ensues is an unconventional love story infused with all the good things Amy needs to get on in life, and that just may include great sex.
Todd Louiso and screenwriter Sarah Koskoff tread new ground with a modern agenda and infectious optimism. They gently seduce us into a relationship dilemma that far exceeds age difference. The two lead actors—Melanie Lynskey and Christopher Abbott—are bursting with talent, ensuring that their situation is believable and compelling us to root for them. Hello I Must Be Going is fresh and original, proving what we so easily forget: the best medicine for most of the discomforts in life is the power of human connection. –Sundance Film Festival
The film is incredibly sweet in its overarching theme and scope, however I found the relationship between Melanie Lynskey and Christopher Abbott to be a little too "loose" for my taste in a love story -- almost untouchable, in a way, which bothered me. It has the type of younger-older theme as "The Graduate" (albeit in a much more consensual way), but I did end up wishing something resulted in the end, to my dismay.
Melanie Lynskey’s performance is evidently the film’s saving grace.