How Good an Actress She Is
New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey is the “highlight” of Hello I Must Be Going writes Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan, who says she “shines as the film’s focus.” “If you know the name Melanie Lynskey, you’re already planning to see her in Hello I Must Be Going. If you don’t, this film will have you making up for lost time. That’s how good an actress she is. Lynskey gets to be the focus of an entire film, and her performance is so convincing it makes a rather standard production well worth seeing. Even though as a whole Hello I Must Be Going lets us down in the second half, the pleasure of watching Lynskey and [co-star Christopher] Abbott never diminishes.” Lynskey, 35, was born in New Plymouth.