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The Goodbye Girl (2004)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 16 January 2004
Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elliot Garfield
... Paula McFadden
... Lucy McFadden (as Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
... Donna Douglas
... Mark
... Oliver Fry
... Mrs. Crosby
... Dance Class Instructor
... Ronnie Burns
... Eddie, Ronnie's Assistant
Panos Grames ... Pianist
Jessica Van der Veen ... Stage Manager
... Rhonda
John Shaw ... First Gentleman
... Salesman- Liquor Store
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Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) New York apartment to Elliot Garfield, who generously lets her stay, even keeping the master bedroom. Pragmatic pre-teen daughter Lucy soon takes to his charm, but Paula remains determined to hate all actors. Despite the stress of a Broadway Shakespeare lead he must play too queer for Frisco, he's determined to snatch romance from ingratitude. Written by KGF Vissers

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Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl  »

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One of three Neil Simon written films which actor-producer-director Richard Benjamin has worked on. Benjamin co-starred in The Sunshine Boys (1975) and directed The Goodbye Girl (2004) TV remake (also a producer) and the tele-movie Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001). See more »

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Laughter In the Sunshine
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Entertaining? yes, even if unbelievable
16 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

What got me to watch this movie in the first place was seeing Patricia Heaton in something other than Everybody Loves Raymond and to see Jeff Daniels in something a little more serious than Dumb and Dumber.

I won't give away any of the plot, but I will say that the movie was entertaining. Although the speed at which emotions changed back and forth was a little too quick to be believable. Some people also might be turned off by the overly mature NYC 10 year old daughter who at times seems to be more of a sister then a daughter to Heaton's character.

It was a nice film to end the day with.


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