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The Goodbye Girl (1977)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  1 February 1978 (Australia)
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After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor.

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A divorced woman and her daughter come home to find that her boyfriend has left for an out of town job with no warning. This has happened before. The second surprise comes in the form of another actor who has sublet the apartment from her boyfriend (who did not mention the pair of females who would be in residence). After some negotiation the two decide to share the apartment even though she has vowed to stay away from actors. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The musical version of this movie, also entitled "The Goodbye Girl," opened at the Marquis Theater on March 4th 1993 and ran for 188 performances until August 15th that same year. It was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1993 including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, and Best Choreography. Bernadette Peters took the Marsha Mason part and Martin Short was in the Richard Dreyfuss role. Both leads received Tony Award nominations for their performances. Neil Simon adapted his own screenplay for the book of this successful Broadway musical. The musical's setting is described in its introduction as "In and around Paula's apartment, New York City." See more »

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When Elliott leaves the apartment to go make the movie at the end of the film, the scarf he is wearing goes from wrapped around his neck, to hanging loose, to wrapped again between shots. See more »

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Elliot Garfield: You know what's a nice feeling? To hear real people applauding. I took the names and addresses of everyone in the audience. I think we should have them over for dinner real soon.
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How About You?
(1941) (uncredited)
Music written by Burton Lane
Lyrics written by Ralph Freed
Played on a record and sung by Richard Dreyfuss
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I LOVE this movie
7 July 2001 | by (Staten Island, NY) – See all my reviews

One of the best romantic comedies ever. Dreyfuss & Mason generate as much chemistry as I have ever seen on the screen from a couple that was never a couple. Quinn Cummings delivers one of the greatest child actress performance in cinema history -- always genuine and winning. The dialogue is witty and brittle. The direction never strikes a false note. And all the dualities of New York are well exploited. I simply LOVE this movie.


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