Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
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Adapted from Judith Rossner's best-selling novelization of a true story, Richard Brooks's melodrama turns one woman's search for a liberated life into a cautionary tale about promiscuity. After an affair with her college professor, no-longer-good Catholic girl Theresa Dunn (Diane Keaton) follows the lead of her hedonistic sister (Tuesday Weld) and moves out of her oppressive family home to forge a life of her own. A compassionate teacher of deaf children by day, Theresa metamorphoses into a
Jan 1, 1977 Wide
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In Looking for Mr Goodbar, writer-director Richard Brooks manifests his ability to catch accurately both the tone and subtlety of characters in the most repellant environments.
Judith Rossner's calculated bestseller, about a contemporary woman's sexuality and her 'descent' into the world of New York singles bars, gets what it deserves in this old-fashioned adaptation.
Looking for Mr. Goodbar is very much worth seeing, particularly for the Diane Keaton performance.
Goodbar features flash forwards and flashbacks, hallucinations so hammy they would fit right into a Naked Gun movie and religious and sexual subtext so heavy-handed you'd think if a studio couldn't get Oliver Stone, Brooks would be next on the speed dial.
Brooks, hardly a great director, doesn't quite pull off this adaptation of the Rossner novel.
A rough, tough ride, with a surprisingly edgy Keaton performance.
Despite a solid lead performance, the film is off-putting rather than involving.
Apesar da atuação forte e corajosa de Keaton, que surpreende em um papel totalmente diferente do habitual, o filme é aborrecido e irremediavelmente datado.
Lugubrious and depressing, made noteworthy only for the interesting turn by Keaton.
A fine thriller, Looking For Mr Goodbar is a reminder that Richard Brooks was a writer-director of rare talent and Diane Keaton is capable of a lot more than being ditsy.
a none-too-subtle cautionary tale about the dangers of living a hedonistic nightlife masked by a legitimate daylife
One of those deeply flawed classics that you don't necessarily enjoy or even like, but you never forget.
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