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Bye Bye Love (1995)

PG-13 | | 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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Sam Weisman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Dave
Randy Quaid ... Vic Damico
Paul Reiser ... Donny
Janeane Garofalo ... Lucille
Amy Brenneman ... Susan
Eliza Dushku ... Emma
Ed Flanders ... Walter Sims
Maria Pitillo ... Kim
Lindsay Crouse ... Grace Damico
Ross Malinger ... Ben
Johnny Whitworth ... Max Cooper
Wendell Pierce ... Hector
Cameron Boyd ... Jed Damico
Mae Whitman ... Michele
Jayne Brook ... Claire
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Au revoir mon amour See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,523,048, 19 March 1995

Gross USA:

$12,096,673

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,096,673
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1995, both this film and Houseguest (1995) featured extensive McDonald's product placement, but neither film was accompanied by a promotional tie-in with the fast-food restaurant. See more »

Quotes

Vic Damico: [discussing his ex-wife's new boyfriend] Well, tell Gerald, that if he touches my son again, I'll kill him.
Grace Damico: Really. It was nothing more than a tap. And Jed was being very rude.
Vic Damico: I don't care if Jed was taking a piss on his head. He touches him again, he dies. Tell him.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut to receive a PG rating. The DVD is rated 12 and is uncut. See more »

Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Worry Baby
Produced and Performed by The Everly Brothers
Featuring The Beach Boys
Written by Brian Wilson / Roger Christian
Courtesy of Mercury Records by arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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Film about why never to data a parent.
5 April 2006 | by benfranklin100See all my reviews

Not a horrible film, but no real moments of genius either. Sickeningly domestic, saccharine Hollywood puppet-show that might be entertaining to goody-two-shooed fluoride-poisoned Homonis-Domesticus "Outraged Fathers" and "Mad-Mothers" but, to the rest of us, will reek of suburban-ticket-sale-pandering.

Still, the script was decent, and the acting was fairly solid. It was better than most movies of it's kind and I must shamefully confess to having laughed a few times. Overall, it was a good movie with a good script and good actors; it's just a shame it was centered about such pedestrian and urbane material.


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