Goodbye People
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Goodbye People
Playwright Herb Gardner's patented combination of cynicism and sentimentality that worked so well in his A Thousand Clowns didn't quite jell in his subsequent The Goodbye People. This film version, adapted and directed by Gardner, stars Martin Balsam, who'd won an Oscar for his work in the 1966 cinemazation of Clowns. Based on Gardner's own childhood memories, the film casts Balsam as fiftysomething Max Silverman, who gets a new lease on life after surviving heart surgery. Ignoring the pleas of friends and family, Max decides to fulfill a life-long ambition by opening up a… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It was difficult sitting through this talky production without squirming from embarrassment at the mushy dialogue and shrill preaching."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Both enjoyable and endearing, with its excellent ensemble cast and abundance of very funny one-liners."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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