Exploring the ground broken by Paddy Chayefsky's MARTY, first as a 1953 teleplay, later as the equally acclaimed 1955 theatrical release starring Ernest Borgnine and directed by Delbert Mann, Chris Columbus's ONLY THE LONELY examines, with a light if sentimental touch, the plight of a
likable 38-year-old Chicago policeman dominated by his mother.
Danny Muldoon (John Candy) is astoundingly popular, not only in his neighborhood, but among a wealth of people who extend from firefighters and theatre owners to ballpark managers and railway dispatchers. During a comic interlude at the local Irish tavern, where two old-timers have brought a
third for a literally fina...