Goodbye, Lover Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Goodbye, Lover the Movie

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Sandra (Arquette) and Ben (Johnson) are hot 'n' heavy lovers. Jake (Mulrony) is husband to one and brother to the other. Peggy (Parker) has eyes for Ben and works with Jake. Since this is a contemporary noir comedy, there's plot twists, betrayal, blackmail, murder, a fortune in insurance money, and two cops (DeGeneres and McKinnon) trying to piece it all together. Overshoots comedy and ultimately lands in silly territory, but looks good doing it. Johnson comes out the best, kicking pic up a notch whenever he's on screen. DeGeneres (as the jaded cop) and McKinnon (the wide-eyed newbie) plod through the odd-couple schtick.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 104 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Mystery, Contemporary Noir, Cops, Hit Men/Women, Scams, Stings & Cons, Sex & Sexuality, L.A., Blackmail, Romantic Triangles, Brothers & Sisters, Insurance
Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Ron Peer
Don Johnson, Patricia Arquette, Dermot Mulroney, Ellen DeGeneres, Mary-Louise Parker, Ray McKinnon, Alex Rocco, Andre Gregory, John Neville, Nina Siemaszko, David Brisbin, Lisa Eichhorn, George Furth, Barry Newman, Max Perlich, Frances Bay
Dante Spinotti
Roland Joffe
John Ottman

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