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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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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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A Sedutora  »

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$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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Last cinema film of George Furth. See more »

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The pinball machine Mike plays has sound effects from the Donkey Kong video game. 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 The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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Without hyperbole, one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
30 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

The death of "Goodbye Lover" obviously came in its editing. Because watching it, you do see that hidden within the numerous layers of ridiculous bile, there was at some point, an actually coherent plot. Not to fault editor Bill Steinkamp too terribly, because while the story may be choppy and often unexplained and lacking a central arc due to the cuts made, one gets the overwhelming impression that, with or without editing, this film *stinks*.

It doesn't know whether it wants to be funny, tense, smarmy, sexy, or devious. It is literally as if the writers drew slips of paper titled "things we like about movies" from a hat and put it into the script. Director Roland Joffé (who did The Killing Fields - what happened?!) does his best, I guess, but that is not enough. The cast tries hard enough that it's only fair to warrant that it isn't their fault. But, there's nothing that could have saved this movie short of never making it.


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