Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) ... See full summary »
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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
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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 »
The Coca Cola can on the edge of the bathtub disappears and reappears while Paula is bathing/talking to Lucy. See more »
Poor Marsha Marson. All of her relationships end in failure. The guy simply walks out. She has a precocious daughter, devilishly played by Quinn Cummings. The latter received a supporting actress nomination and faded from the movie scene real fast. Where are you Quinn darling?
Forced to share an apartment with a stranger, Mason may finally be on the right track. Richard Dreyfuss is that man and in a surprise Oscar winning performance (Richard Burton was also up for Equus that year), he is perfect in the role as the charmer.
By movie's end Dreyfuss has to go off to somewhere but unlike the other men in her life, will return. How do we know he is coming back? Just see this delightful film and find out.
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