Jan. 5, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST
Jan. 5, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST
I don't recall this movie but I always found her annoying in everything I have seen her in.
Jan. 5, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST
had a lot of the exterior shots filmed at a town about 6-7 miles from where I live...it was a big to-do
Jan. 5, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST
Come on, Mercedes Ruehl was pretty good as the under cover cop in the park who handcuffs Ajax!
Jan. 5, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST
Has a sweaty curvy fuckable intensity in Fisher King that always bothered me since I didn't want to be turned on by her since she's so not my type, but I was extremely turned on by her in that film. I always felt you could smell the coffee and cigs on her breath yet I still wanted to bang the shit out of her in that film. Thought this might help get the conversation started.
Jan. 5, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST
Was pretty pathetic in this movie. His character, not his performance.
Jan. 5, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST
I haven't seen this but the reviews at the time compared Dreyfuss unfavourably next to the actor who won awards on Broadway. That was one Kevin Spacey. I must say for every Neil Simon triumph, there are some collosal dogs. The Marrying man aka too hot to handle, max duggan returns, the sluggers wife, I'm sure their are more. My personal favourites beside the goodbye girl are the heartbreak kid, chapter two, the odd couple ( even odd couple two ain't bad) Biloxi blues and the much criticized Pryor and Cosby section of California Suite. there are some great Dreyfuss performances that are forgotten. inserts, whose life is it anyway, let it ride and the movie with amy Irving where he plays a concert pianist and I can't remember the name of the bloody movie. Another movie I would recommend for anyone who likes the goodbye girl, (on top of the owl and the pussycat which I rated yesterday) is Continental Divide, with john belushi! go enjoy
Jan. 5, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST
Congratulations, Quint! What a run!
Jan. 5, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST
Although I don't think it was the original cast (I think it was the 2nd cast). Excellent, but I had no desire to see it in theatres because I didn't think it'd do the original justice (and based on the reviews of the time, I think I was right).
Jan. 5, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST
... didn't all make it to the screen. Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues got film treatments, although they weren't shot with the intention being linked thematically. Broadway Bound didn't happen and Yonkers did. Weird.
Jan. 5, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
What the hell happened to Martha Coolidge? What a fall from grace. <p>But this film was my introduction to the word "moxie," which I have used incessantly ever since even when better words are more applicable.
Jan. 5, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST
by Anna Valerious
...but working with an actual man child is very irritating. I don't know if he's ever going to realize that his personality is the reason why his family doesn't keep in contact with him much... He's like Job in "The Lawnmower Man" (With the same haircut), but you really don't feel bad for him. You know he has the ability to change and turns things around but runs from it.
Jan. 5, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST
by Major Hockshtetter
Actually, they did Broadway Bound as a TV movie back in the mid 90's. It starred Hume Cronyn, Anne Bancroft, Jerry Orbach, and, oddly enough, Jonathan Silverman playing Stanley, the older brother, as opposed to Eugene in Brighton Beach. While its TV movie trappings were horribly limiting, the acting was topnotch. Easily Simon's saddest play. Loved this one, though. "Artie, you got moxie!"
Jan. 5, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST
by Larry of Arabia
They are so deftly crafted for the intimacy and confinement of the theater that they can rarely make the translation to the screen without 100% top notch acting and directing talent from top to bottom. If you sleepwalk through Simon it turns dull, or, even worse, it becomes dull shtick.
Jan. 5, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST
you really think max dugan is one of neil simons dogs? i'm honestly curious as to why..... i always thought it had some of his sharpest writing in it.
Jan. 5, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST
Although I knew about the tv version, I never saw it. Good to know the performances were solid, though. I'll have to see if there's some way to get it!
Jan. 5, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST
...she gives me strange stirrings near my utility belt.
Jan. 5, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST
Jesus H Christ
Jan. 6, 2009, 1:07 a.m. CST
...is like, queen of the MILFS. Which creeps me out a little, because she actually went to college with my mom. Eewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Jan. 6, 2009, 3:27 a.m. CST
I believe you officially become a Jew after viewing five consecutive Neil Simon movies. It's a loophole to avoid circumcision.
Jan. 6, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST
by Paul Bucciarelli
"Just give me the ticket dickhead!"
Jan. 6, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST
The Dreyfuss/Amy Irving film about the pianists was The Competition. You reminded me about Whose Life Is It, Anyway. He was very good in that, too.
thanks for the note re the competetion,( I stand by my statement re max duggan and add last of the red hot lovers and date I say murder by death) . Although I forgot barefoot in the park and the out of towners are pretty good.
Jan. 6, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST
That deserves a mention ;)
Jan. 7, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST
He played the uncle role on Broadway and won the Tony. A bit darker performance than Dreyfuss cartoonish one.