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Bye Bye Love (1995)

 -  Comedy  -  17 March 1995 (USA)
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This is a story about the breakup of the family. In particular, it focuses on the lifestyle of three divorced men. The film is presented from their perspective and it reveals their ... See full summary »

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Dave
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Vic Damico
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Donny
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Lucille
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Susan
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Emma
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Walter Sims
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Kim
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Grace Damico
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Max Cooper
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Hector
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Claire
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This is a story about the breakup of the family. In particular, it focuses on the lifestyle of three divorced men. The film is presented from their perspective and it reveals their relationship with their children, ex-wives, girl friends, male friendships, and their identities as divorced men. In addition to dealing with divorce, the film touches on spousal loss and young adult homelessness. The film can be considered a social commentary that is both comical and emotional. Written by Joel Schesser <joelsd@aol.com>

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Donny, Dave and Vic are best friends. They have everything in common ... ex-wives, new girlfriends, and the kids for the weekend.

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Rated PG-13 for brief language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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17 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Au revoir mon amour  »

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$12,100,000 (USA)
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Janene Garofalo would later go on to play Paul Reiser's adult daughter Mabel on the series finale of Mad About You. See more »

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Linda: Last week was my son Kevin's birthday, he turned six.
Dr. David Townsend: Happy Birthday, Kevin.
Linda: And his father was supposed to come take him to a hockey game. He likes hockey because there's fighting, and people can get hurt. His father, not Kevin. He just loves fighting.
Dr. David Townsend: Well, than can be healthy. Or... not healthy. Go on.
Linda: Well we wait, and we wait and we wait and he never shows up. He missed his own son's birthday, he didn't even call.
Dr. David Townsend: That son of a bitch! Can I say that on the radio? Because that is the only ...
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References Rawhide (1959) See more »

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Falling in Love Again
Performed by Linda Ronstadt
Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Music by Lyrics by Samuel Lerner
Produced by Peter Asher
Produced under license from Elektra Entertainment
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A film that tries to convey what it really feels like to pick up the kids - and does it well.
10 September 2001 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Few films these days accurately convey the emotions and difficulties of divorce, such as it is in Hollywood that no film director likes to touch it with a barge-pole.

This film does it well, albeit a little inflated at some points this is a sound and undemanding portrait of life after divorce, represented in a way that makes it easy to familiarise yourself with the leading roles.

The only point it suffers in my opinion is when - in order to bring a climax to the end of the film - there is a moment between Donny, played by Paul Reiser (aka Burke in Aliens) and his daughter Emma, played by Eliza Dushku (aka Faith in Buffy The Vampire Slayer.) Although it does the job, I personally hate such devices to bring climaxes to films.

But alas, this is not Shakespearean tragedy, but more of a modern-day misfortune which is aware of its position and is more then good at the latter.


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