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Goodbye Lover (1998)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Det. Crowley
Rev. Finlayson
Evelyn (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
Akane Nelson ...
Company Man #1
Mr. Brodsky


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

16 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sedutora  »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,011,175, 18 April 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,923,061, 23 May 1999
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Last cinema film of George Furth. See more »


Reflected in the windshield of Ben's car when he and Sandra are standing in the driveway of the homeowners who came home early. See more »


Sergeant Rita Pompano: Phew. Rough day, huh?
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Crazy Credits

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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Perry Mason Theme
Written by Fred Steiner
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Goodbye, chance at a good movie
17 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

I'm usually very forgiving of movies (I'm a loyal defender of Speed 2 and The Postman), but I simply can't condone this awful, boring, and unpleasant movie. Every murder that happens is to utterly predictable that you just sit there in your seat begging for something interesting or original to happen, but it never does. Don Johnson's character is the only interesting one in the entire movie, but he's not in it for long, and things just go downhill from there. Not that I have anything against this kind of movie- one of my favorite movies last year was Wild Things, but that movie was smart, funny and interesting, and had fun characters. This loser of a movie has none of those things; the jokes are totally unfunny, and the plot developments are not the least bit interesting. Patricia Arquette is not the least bit convincing (or all that attractive, really) as a femme fatale wannabe, and Ellen DeGeneres, a great actress who could have made this character smart and funny, instead makes a character who is boring, annoying, and rather depressing to watch. Take, for example, the way she makes fun of her Mormon partner- there is no cleverness in her jokes, only rudeness, and so they all fall flat. The main reason that I was interested in this movie was because I kept hearing about all the great plot twists. Beware: there aren't really all that many, and none of them are the least bit believable. If you want a good neo-noir with fun plot twists, go rent Wild Things or The Usual Suspects, but leave this loser alone- it's not worth the film it's printed on.

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