Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  22 December 1982 (USA)
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Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former home, persuaded by her new fiancé Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Reilly
Rev. Hollis
Maryedith Burrell ...
Mrs. Newman
Alan Haufrect ...
Mr. Newman
Stephen Elliott ...
Edith Fields ...
Gene Castle ...
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Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former home, persuaded by her new fiancé Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, when not only her old memories haunt her, but also Jolly's ghost, who doesn't approve of her new mate. Invisible to anyone but Kay, he tries to prevent the wedding. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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This film was made 16 years after the publication of the novel, "Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos" by Jorge Amado, on which it was based. See more »


In the dinner scene with Kay, Charlotte, Rupert and Rev. Hollis, Charlotte begins the dinner conversation by saying that Jolly turned her into a vegetarian. She quoted Jolly as saying that he would "never eat anything that had a face." Later, when Kay, Rupert and Jolly go to a diner for lunch, Jolly orders a cheeseburger. See more »


Rupert Baines: [to little boy sitting in ancient museum chairpiece, annoyed and patronizing] No no, little boy! We mustn't sit on the chair. Do you know why? Because THIS is a priceless, irreplaceable piece of fine art from another millennium. And YOU... are a not-quite-formed, piece of temporary plasmic rubbish taking up space on this already overcrowded planet!
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Remake of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976) See more »


But It's A Nice Dream
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Sung by Dusty Springfield
Words and Music by Peter Allen
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Forgotten Comic Gem
27 July 2004 | by (The San Francisco Bay Area) – See all my reviews

When I saw this film in the theatre the whole audience was laughing out loud. The humor was intelligent and witty, unlike today's market-researched and audience-tailored bombs. It's a film made for adults about adult sensibilities, and important issues we all face sooner or later.

It's not a film that's funny from one moment to the next, but is a poignant tale about a woman (played by Sally Field) dealing with some profound changes in her life. The moments of humor (good, funny, smart moments) are sprinkled in here and there to lighten the tale, and told in a way that will be appreciated by veteran movie goers.

I wish I had more to say about it, but it's been so long since I saw it last that I can't add too much more to the other positive comments, other than to say that I want to see it again :-)

A top notch cast delivers good funny performances for a film making style that's been long forgotten, and wrongfully shelved. One can only hope that a DVD of this film will be forthcoming: A good one from the original negative, letterboxed, and in 5.1 Dolby, and not some low-cost quick-to-market, full-screen, hack cine-transfer job.

DVD RE-SCREENED; "There is no Monica you dumb...*%&$@!!!" I bought the DVD when it came out, and enjoyed reviewing this American remake of a racy Brazilian "sex comedy". Again, I don't have too much more to add to my review or anyone else's other than it was a film made at a different time for a different audience. Today's romantic comedy's geared for adult teenagers are, by comparison, embarrassing. But that's just me.

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