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The Goodbye Girl Review

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Marsha Mason (a '70s stalwart), is the divorcee who finds herself playing house to actor Dreyfuss after her boyfriend unexpectedly leaves town; his anti-social hours and tendencies leave her cold at first, but the pangs of true love none too surprisingly appear.

★★★★★

It may have sent Richard Dreyfuss spiralling into the record books as the youngest Best Actor winner of all time, but The Goodbye Girl is still best remembered for its cracking Neil Simon screenplay. Marsha Mason (a '70s stalwart), is the divorcee who finds herself playing house to actor Dreyfuss after her boyfriend unexpectedly leaves town; his anti-social hours and tendencies leave her cold at first, but the pangs of true love none too surprisingly appear. With insightful one-liners by the bucketload and a memorable duo in Dreyfuss and Mason, this serves as a joyful reminder of a genre which has long since past its best.

With insightful one-liners by the bucketload and a memorable duo in Dreyfuss and Mason, this serves as a joyful reminder of a genre which has long since past its best.