Goodbye Lover
Goodbye Lover (1998)

Sandra and Jake are married, but Sandra is having an affair with Jake's brother Ben. Both Jake and Ben are successful ad agents working for the same company. When fellow office worker Peggy says that she has married Ben, he turns up… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Half-baked plot twists disorient rather than build drama.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

A neo-noir that puts the 'lack' in black comedy!

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

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.

Widgett Walls

A poorly-paced bland crime drama that has all the twists and turns of a 'Bewitched' episode.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Goodbye Lover is not so much a story as some kind of a board game, with too many pieces and not enough rules.

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Clint Morris

A slice of old-school Noir. Arquette makes for a terrific femme fatale.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

Mr. Showbiz

A high-quality bad movie!

Harvey S. Karten

The film rocks with high-caliber performances especially by Ellen DeGeneres!

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David Noh
Film Journal International

The shoddy, decidedly unglamorous photography makes everything look cheap and the principals' complexions veritable roadmaps of creases and wrinkles.

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