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Goodbye Lover (1998)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  16 April 1999 (USA)
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Ben and Sandra are hot and provocative lovers, but Sandra is unfortunately married to Ben's younger brother Jake, and soon Jake will find out about Ben.

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Jake Dunmore
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Peggy Blane
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Sgt. Rita Pompano
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Rollins
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Det. Crowley
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Ben Dunmore
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Bradley
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Evelyn (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
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Company Man #1
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Dennis
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Mr. Brodsky
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Ben and Sandra are hot and provocative lovers, but Sandra is unfortunately married to Ben's younger brother Jake, and soon Jake will find out about Ben. Written by Anonymous

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No one's ever been so good at being so bad.


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Rated R for sexuality, language and violence | See all certifications »
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16 April 1999 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,011,175 (USA) (16 April 1999)

Gross:

$1,923,061 (USA) (21 May 1999)
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Trivia

According to Ellen DeGeneres the film originally ended with her character being killed. Test audiences reacted badly to this, so she was called back to re-shoot the ending. See more »

Goofs

As Jake talks with Mike while he plays pinball, the video game on Mike's right has a Super Street Fighter II marquee (although "Street" is taped over), but the game playing on the screen is clearly Mortal Kombat 3. See more »

Quotes

Rollins: If you're insinuating that a person can't be spiritual and still...
Sergeant Rita Pompano: Relax, John Paul. If we're gonna work together we're gonna have to let a little more shit roll off our backs.
[about Sandra]
Sergeant Rita Pompano: I don't like it. I don't trust anyone over ten who listens to the Sound of Music.
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At the very end of the credits, there's a new brief scene showing Sandra walking down the aisle in the church with the collection plate in her hands a smile on her face. See more »

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References Mildred Pierce (1945) See more »

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Fill My Cup Lord
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Great film - if you set your expectations correctly
3 February 2002 | by (Bellevue, Washington) – See all my reviews

You can't please everyone. If you have a story that's easy to follow people will say its boring and predictable. If you have a richly complex story, people will say its labyrinthine and confusing. The trick is to have something in the middle, and that is what Goodbye Lover gives us.

The central thread is simple. The complications happen on the periphery. You can't watch this movie with one eye closed. You have to pay attention! How can you have a mystery when you already know whodonnit? Ah, that is the question. Are you up to the challenge?

This is a comedy. Comedies have license to be wacky and over-the-top. Patricia Arquette and Ellen DeGeneres give standout performances. I love this movie. Its very entertaining, very clever, very funny, fast paced, never boring. Isn't that what a comedy should be?


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