The Goodbye Girl
The Goodbye Girl (1977)

Marsha Mason is known as "The Goodbye Girl" because of all the live-in boyfriends who have said ta-ta to her in the past few years. A former Broadway chorus dancer, the divorced Mason lives in the Manhattan apartment of her latest… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 30, 1977
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2000
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Delightful Neil Simon modern-day fairy tale has swearing.

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Steve Crum

Dreyfuss got his Oscar for this Neil Simon romantic comedy costarring Marsha Mason.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A bittersweet love story by Neil Simon.

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Emanuel Levy

Stagey, literal, and sentimental, this romantic film is mediocre in every respect, writing by Neil Simon, direction by Herbert Ross.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Dreyfuss is great but the movie has not held up well.

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Dreyfuss' Oscar-winning performance and the chemistry between him and Mason, plus Neil Simon script make this an entertaining watch.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Broadway-like funny romantic comedy sitcom about struggling Manhattan actors, that has its awkward moments.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Emblematic of the underside of 70s American film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Cassie Hill
A woman, Paula (Marsha Mason) & a man, Elliott Garfield (Richard Dreyfuss) are forced to share an apartment after Tony DeForrest, an actor who took care of… More
Red Lats
I quite enjoyed this film. Elliot (Richard Dreyfuss) and Paula (Marsha Mason) are forced to share a New York apartment. They grow from hating to appreciating… More
Spencer S.
This is not your average love hate relationship. Dreyfuss deserved his Oscar, and everyone deserves to see this film.
xGary Xx
Neil Simon scripted rom com that has the kind of affectionate wit Woody Allen used to be so good at. Dreyfuss has never been more likeable, and Richard III in… More
Mark Hobin
Winning love story, written by Neil Simon, has great chemistry between its leads. Scenes where Dreyfuss is a flamboyant Richard III are side-splitting.
John Ballantine
Not entirely my kettle of fish although I appreciate Dreyfuss and Mason's performances. I prefer other depictions of Broadway but this is nonetheless a… More