The Goodbye Girl Poster

Release Date: 1977

DVD Release Date: January 18th, 2000

PG|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
Former Broadway hoofer Paula McFadden (Marsha Mason) and her young daughter, Lucy (Quinn Cummings), are outraged to find that Paula's former lover has fled to Europe and subleased their apartment to hyper Chicago actor Elliot Garfield (Richard Dreyfuss). Neither Marsha nor Elliot is prepared to acknowledge the other's right to the apartment, but they reluctantly agree to share it. Despite their opposite natures and constant bickering, when Elliot's play fails, Marsha is surprisingly affected.

Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict, Barbara Rhoades, Theresa Merritt, Michael Shawn, Patricia Pearcy

Director: Herbert Ross

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Rastar Pictures, Warner Bros.

Keywords: Daughter, Transformation, New York City, 1970s, Cheeky, Love, Witty

Awards

Winner Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen - Based on Factual Material or on Story Material Not Previoulsy Published or Produced)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture