Watch: The Lonely Lady 1983 123movies, Full Movie Online – Jerilee Randall, a simple schoolgirl living in the San Fernando Valley, dreams of becoming a famous screenwriter. She meets the son of a famous screenwriter at a party and accepts his invitation to come to his house. They drive away with some other people, and that night one of his friends assaults her with a garden hose. The attack is interrupted–just in time–by screenwriter Walter Thornton. Jerilee and Walter become friends, then fall in love and marry. Their marriage falls apart when Jerilee’s script rewrites actually improve one of Walter’s screenplays and he feels one-upped. Jerilee then tries to write her own screenplay and have it produced, which ends up involving her in endless sordid affairs..
Plot: A young screenwriter allows others to exploit her in the hopes of “making it” in Hollywood.
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Even when I saw this movie at a teenager, I wondered just how ironic it was that Pia Zadora starred in a movie about an artist who slept her way to the top. As beautiful and sexy as Ms. Zadora is, even she couldn’t keep this sorry-ass excuse of a movie from tanking. Not even her photoshoot for Penthouse, in which “The Lonely Lady” was promoted “back in the day,” could keep this movie from tanking. The only thing that could have saved this movie? A completely different script. Give this one a miss.
Actually not a bad film
I kind of liked The Lonely Lady. Give Pia a break. She looks great and she has really nice eyes. What’s not to like? The scene where she gets raped by Ray Liotta with a garden hose was kind of gross and cruel. Actually, a LOT of stuff that happens in this movie is gross and cruel. But its a trashy movie. A lot of movies that are trashy are not all bad. I liked this better than Valley of the Dolls, which was not only trashy but boring as well. At least this wasn’t boring.
Pia gets naked a lot and seems miscast as a writer. Watching her talk about Pushkin and Byron with a guy three times her age is flat unbelievable. I’m sure Pia’s a nice person in real life, she just doesn’t project the writer vibe. She looked much happier when she was working as a hostess for that guy from Saturday Night Fever and wearing a glittery disco dress.
A couple of the scenes are funny. The one where she tells the two-timing actor that she’s pregnant and he rolls his eyes and snaps at her to “stop hanging around!”, all the while he’s practically fawning over every bimbo who flounces by.
Pia’s nervous breakdown scene is good. It was probably a mistake to go so supernova on it (the vortex of floating faces and freeze-frame scream – whoa!) and her subsequent catatonic stupor is kind of overdone.
The acceptance speech is a hoot, though. I want to see someone do that speech in a drama class.
But, again, this is trash we’re talking about. You could find worse on any movie of the week back in the eighties.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min)
Director Peter Sasdy
Writer Harold Robbins, Ellen Shepard, John Kershaw
Actors Pia Zadora, Lloyd Bochner, Bibi Besch
Country United States
Awards 6 wins & 8 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm