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 lost love with her daughter Quinn Cummings. Enter arrogant actor Richard Dreyfuss, who has subleased the apartment from Mason's former boyfriend and moves in bag and baggage in the middle of the night. Dreyfuss and Mason spend the next few weeks getting in each other's way and fighting like cats and dogs. The wind is taken out of Dreyfuss' sails when he opens in a production of Richard III, which has been sabotaged by the director (Paul Benjamin), who insists that Dreyfuss portrays Richard as a hip-swinging homosexual. The play closes after one performance, and the once-overconfident Dreyfuss goes on a self-pitying drunken binge. Touched by his vulnerability, Mason begins falling in love with Dreyfuss despite her lousy track record with men. Richard Dreyfuss became the youngest ever "Best Actor" Oscar winner as a result of his performance.~Hal Erickson
Very funny and just plain excellent. Richard Dreyfuss deserved the Oscar he won for this plus the other awards he won. He and Marsha Mason share chaos, tragedy, alot of sarcasm, but through understanding share compassion and ultimately a great love. Quinn Cummings is a natural as Marsha's little girl.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
One to own.
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
Great movie. Love Richard Dreyfus. If you have never seen this one You Should. Love love love
If you love a SMART love story with great, well fleshed-out characters with a brain who sometimes make you laugh and sometimes make you cry, watch this. This movie is a gem that today’s millennials have probably never heard of but SHOULD as I know a lot of them would appreciate it. They would probably relate more than some people back then. This is one of my top three favorite films EVER! And the soundtrack is still beautiful. Thank you for selling this classic winner Best Buy on Blu-ray!
Great movie, I've loved since I saw it in the '70s
Great movie and great performances and wow does it ever look great in blu ray. A funny and often tender movie really speaks to real life love and you can't get a better cast then this. Richard Dreyfus has been one of my favorite actors ever since I saw this! A must see for those that like romantic comedies!