1 January 0001
The Lonely follows the life of Cody Hyatt (played by director Jay Burleson), a depressed twenty-something who moves into a new apartment with hopes of starting over after a painful breakup. Already on edge, Cody develops a series of unhealthy obsessions that gradually cause his life to spiral out of control. While fixated on his ex-partner, Cody channels his obsession to a new love interest, the former tenant of his new apartment. Yet an even darker obsession begins to develop---a morbid fascination with the assassinations of two American icons-- President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Robert Kennedy. The Lonely explores addiction and loneliness through the eyes of a millennial-a millennial whose experiences are captured in a postmodern re-imagining of the American Dream. It is the story of a generation struggling to reconcile the promise of the 'Dream' with a reality of economic downturns, perpetual violence, and unfulfilling relationships. This film also highlights the search for truth in the muddied waters of the information age; how the search for identity can unwittingly inspire a fatalism that drives us ceaselessly onward toward a path of destruction.