When his wife unexpectedly informs him that she wants a divorce, well-meaning but oblivious husband Otto Wall finds himself thrust back into bachelorhood, where he searches for the real thing amidst a string of one night stands.
The plot of this movie is not clear. The guy's wife informs him of her plans to divorce him at a counseling session. Husband is dumbfounded. He has several one night stands. Attends a class reunion and it appears that he wants to rekindle a relationship with an ex-girlfriend. At the end, wife approaches him about his new lifestyle and husband finally admits he now knows about her affair and that she has little room to speak when it comes to being a good role model for their daughter.Written by
When writer-director Angus Maclachlan showed the script to his then-agent, he says she told him "no one is going to make this film. That maybe if I lived in the '70s people would make it. So, I'm no longer with her." See more »
GOODBYE TO ALL THAT explores the aftermath of the abrupt dissolution of an 11-year marriage. Blind-sided, Otto Wall (Paul Schneider) receives the devastating news that his marriage is over from his wife's, Annie's, (Melanie Lysnskey), therapist (Celia Weston). This announcement has a profound affect on, not only Otto, but the couple's precocious daughter, Edie (a delightful performance from Audrey Scott) and makes for very funny, and at times, sad consequences as Otto discovers the rapturous joys and painful pitfalls of dating and single parenthood in our modern age.
4 stars to the strong cast that also includes Heather Graham and Anna Camp. 4 stars to Angus MacLachlan, writer and director, who also brought us the beloved JUNEBUG. And lastly 4 stars to the lovely North Carolina setting.
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