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Overall Rating
2

Awesome: 3.7%
Worth A Look: 7.41%
Average: 29.63%
Pretty Bad: 3.7%
Total Crap55.56%

3 reviews, 9 user ratings


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Goodbye, Lover
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by Erik Childress

"Not Even Worth Writing a Review About"
1 stars

Goodbye Lover (*) - If ever a movie should be just shot, it has to be this one. So much happens in this movie, yet nothing happens.

Its plot twists are arbitrary and predictable. It’s not funny even though it seems to wanna be a black comedy. Honestly, I don’t know. Was it supposed to be a black comedy or a variation on film noir? Either way - it sucks and is a big piece of shit. Patricia Arquette should take the money she earned from this film and go get her teeth fixed. A femme fatale shouldn’t have teeth like a retarded vampire. Goodbye Lover and its twists don’t work on us the same way that last year’s vastly superior Wild Things did. That film took familiar twists and made them fresh. I knew how this film was going to go through the motions just by seeing the trailer. Ellen DeGeneres’ partner might seem funny to the filmmakers, but he comes off as nothing more than an annoying idiot that makes you wonder how he ever became a cop. He’s like a character out of the Police Academy series which ranks as more creative than this film which was directed by Roland Joffe.

Roland Joffe? What the hell is he thinking? This is the same guy who directed The Killing Fields for God’s sake.

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User Comments

6/06/10 PAUL SHORTT ABYSMAL, CONVOLUTED COMIC THRILLER 1 stars
5/16/05 Indrid Cold Good trash entertainment. DeGeneres is extremely annoying though. 4 stars
3/24/03 Jack Sommersby An atrocious and vile attempt at a black comedy. Johnson is only bright spot. 1 stars
3/06/02 Veronica Foxx aka The Raven-Haired Temptress Viewer is constantly teased by the film it could have been, but leaves you feeling cheated. 3 stars
7/19/99 TOMB GREAT MOVIE 5 stars
5/26/99 Vini Luv it 4 stars
5/26/99 Robert Houghton Pseudo noir thriller. ineptly plotted. Insult to the mind 1 stars
4/26/99 Mr Showbiz Shows flashes of inspiration before sinking to the depths of a high-quality bad movie 3 stars
4/03/99 E This is what is known in Hollywood as a complication. 2 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  16-Apr-1999 (R)

UK
  N/A

Australia
  01-Jul-1999


Directed by
  Roland Joffé

Written by
  Ron Peer
  Joel Cohen

Cast
  Dermot Mulroney
  Mary-Louise Parker
  Don Johnson
  Ellen DeGeneres



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