TJFF presents the Toronto Premiere of HELLO I MUST BE GOING, directed by Todd Louiso. Chai Tea & A Movie, Sun Jan 27, Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas

Melanie Lynskey, Blythe Danner

Toronto Jewish Film Festival

presents the Toronto premiere of

Hello I Must Be Going

Directed by Todd Louiso

Melanie Lynskey, Blythe Danner, Christopher Abbott


Sunday January 27, 2013

Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas –  4861 Yonge Street (Sheppard subway station)

Tea – 4:00pm  |  Film – 5:00pm

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TJFF presents the Toronto premiere of Hello I Must Be Going, a charming and critically-acclaimed comedy that opened last year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Just as Ruth and Stan Minsky are about to finish remodeling their empty nest, their daughter Amy lands on their doorstep. Recently dumped by her hotshot lawyer husband and with no career prospects, she spends months of wallowing in self-pity. Amy’s life is suddenly turned upside down when she falls for the handsome son of her father’s potential business partner. Jeremy (played by Christopher Abbott from HBO’s Girls) is perfect in every way, except one: he is only 19. As Amy, Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men) delivers a pitch-perfect performance of an adult with a lot of growing up do. Blythe Danner, as the mother, is at her icy best.

“I wanted to explore what it would be like for a grown woman to wake up suddenly in her parents’ house with nothing of her own, and totally dependent,” director Todd Louiso explains, “There was something just so painfully funny to me about that situation.” This is the third feature film directed by him (His other credits include Love, Liza with Philip Seymour Hoffman and The Marc Pease Experience with Jason Schwartzman and Ben Stiller.) Louiso previously worked as an actor, with some very memorable roles in High Fidelity and Jerry McGuire.

Since the Hello I Must Be Going’s premiere last year, critics have taken note of the star-making performance by New Zealand-born Melanie Lynskey. In 1994, she took audiences by storm with her award winning performance in Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures opposite Kate Winslet. Since then, she has amassed a number of film credits, which include: Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air; Noah Baumbach’s Helena from the Wedding; Tim Blake Nelson’s Leaves of Grass opposite Edward Norton; Steven Soderberghs’ The Informant opposite Matt Damon; among others. Television audiences know her best as Rose in the hit series Two and a Half Men.


The Toronto Jewish Film Festival presents the best feature films, documentaries and shorts from around the world, on themes of Jewish culture and identity.  The Festival is dedicated to using film for its contemporary popular value and accessibility, in order to reflect the diversity of the Jewish experience internationally.  The TJFF provides an opportunity to heighten awareness of Jewish and cultural diversity around the world, to audiences of all cultural backgrounds, and to present films in their original languages with subtitles, in an effort to break down racial, cultural and religious barriers and stereotypes.