Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Goodbye Girl (1977)

A single-mom dancer and nutty actor are forced to share an apartment in NYC.  Very funny and crisply written by master playwright Neil Simon.  Richard Dreyfuss' best role by far as the quick-witted, yappy actor, Elliot trying to make a name for himself in the theater.  Marsha Mason overplays it a bit, but it works for some insane reason.  Quinn Cummings is mega-cute as precocious young Lucy.  Forget much of the modern crap that passes as romantic comedy; this is the real deal.  Dreyfuss' comic-bitchy monologues are priceless. 

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