Goodbye Lover
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A darkly comic whodunit about greed, deceit, and romantic deception, Goodbye Lover stars Patricia Arquette as Sandra, a seemingly moral and obsessively cheerful woman who sells real estate and is fascinated by the movie The Sound Of Music. But Sandra has a secret; while she's married to Jake (Dermot Mulroney), an ad executive who is having problems with both his career and his drinking, she's having an affair with his brother, Ben (Don Johnson), a successful public relations man. Ben, on the other hand, is already dallying with Peggy (Mary-Louise Parker), a woman on his staff who is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

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"A neo-noir that puts the 'lack' in black comedy!"
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"It carefully sets up a powder keg of conflicting relationships and affairs but instead of building the natural tension, it opts for a series of gotcha's."
‑ Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
"A poorly-paced bland crime drama that has all the twists and turns of a 'Bewitched' episode."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"A deliciously unpredictable thriller with a dark, very offbeat sense of humor."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Goodbye Lover is not so much a story as some kind of a board game, with too many pieces and not enough rules."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A slice of old-school Noir. Arquette makes for a terrific femme fatale."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"It's all directed with a eye to coarse, tongue in cheek caricature that's an uncomfortable fit with the material and undermines the lowbrow fun."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"very funny, very dark comedy/mystery"
‑ Arthur Lazere,
"A high-quality bad movie!"
‑ , Mr. Showbiz
"The film rocks with high-caliber performances especially by Ellen DeGeneres!"
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"The shoddy, decidedly unglamorous photography makes everything look cheap and the principals' complexions veritable roadmaps of creases and wrinkles."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Goodbye Lower is a gum-chewing mess. And that's WAY before Ellen DeGeneres shows up."
‑ David N. Butterworth,
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