Goodbye, Columbus (1969)



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This romantic comedy finds ex-Army veteran Neil working as a poor librarian. He falls for Brenda, a spoiled Jewish princess from a wealthy family. When Brenda invites Neil to spend two weeks at her parents estate, her father is constantly after Neil to make something of his life and career.

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Richard Benjamin
as Neil Klugman
Ali MacGraw
as Brenda Patimkin
Jack Klugman
as Patimkin
Nan Martin
as Mrs. Patimkin
Royce Wallace
as Carlotta
Sylvie Strauss
as Aunt Gladys
Michael Nurie
as Don Farber
Michael Nouri
as Don Farber
Betty Greyson
as Aunt Molly
Monroe Arnold
as Uncle Leo
Elaine Swain
as Sarah Ehrlich
Rube Schaffer
as Uncle Max
Gail Ommerle
as Harriet
Bill Deeringer
as John McKee
Jan Peerce
as Wedding Guest
Betty Grayson
as Aunt Molly
Max Peerce
as Uncle Max
Anthony McGowan
as Boy in Library
Chris Schenkel
as Voice on Columbus Record
David Benedict
as The Rabbi
Ray Baumel
as Uncle Harry
Delos V. Smith
as Mr. Scapelle
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Critic Reviews for Goodbye, Columbus

All Critics (9)

Perhaps the most successful of the three Philip Roth adaptations on the big screen.

Sep 10, 2007 | Rating: 80/100

Dated adult fare from 1969 with Benjamin and MacGraw.

Jun 8, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

This well-observed comedy knows the American Jewish bourgeois scene well.

Jun 28, 2005 | Rating: A

A summertime love story tinged with dark humor.

Jul 1, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Nobody ever talks about the underrated Goodbye, Columbus, but they should.

Apr 29, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Goodbye, Columbus

What a waste of film. I can't believe I watched the whole film. This was listed under romantic/Comedy and it is neither. I don't recommend anyone to watch this film. It's just pointless.

Marion Ravenwood
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