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The Goodbye Girl (2004)





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The TNT cable network aired this made-for-TV version of Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl in January 2004. Jeff Daniels stars as Elliot Garfield, an actor who subleases an apartment in New York City. Unfortunately, the apartment is already occupied by dancer Paula McFadden (Patricia Heaton) and her daughter, Lucy (Hallie Kate Eisenberg). Apparently, Paula's boyfriend decided to secretly sublease his part of the apartment before he left her. Paula and Elliot agree to share the apartment, even though they get on each other's nerves. While she desperately searches for a job and he struggles through a difficult production of +Richard III, they end up falling in love. Eventually their love is tested when Elliot gets a job offer in Seattle. Contemporary pop artists Hootie & the Blowfish contribute to the soundtrack.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Neil Simon, Richard Benjamin
On DVD: Jul 20, 2004


Jeff Daniels
as Elliot Garfield
Patricia Heaton
as Paula McFadden
Lynda Boyd
as Donna Douglas
Alan Cumming
as Mark Bodine
Richard Benjamin
as Oliver Frey
Sharon Wilkins
as Mrs. Crosby
Zak Santiago
as Dance Class Instruct...
Woody Jeffreys
as Ronnie's Assistant
Panos Grames
as Pianist
Jessica Van Der Veen
as Stage Manager
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Nothing different of the original The Goodbye Girl.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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Leigh Ryan

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As with the 1977 original of The Goodbye Girl, two mismatched roommates live together as they take their chance in a new relationship. When Paula McFadden's actor boyfriend split today for a movie role, struggling actor Elliot Garfield moves into their Manhattan apartment as its new tenant's name. As Elliot doesn't have the heart to enforce his lease he plays Richard III on an off-off-Broadway play. Directed by Richard Benjamin and starring the great acting performances by Jeff Daniels, Patricia Heaton, and Hallie Kate Eisenberg. I find this 2004 update as good as the original, meaning that it is still romantic, dramatic, and comedic altogether; of course, you can still say hello to Neil Simon's finest love story anyways.

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