Parents' Guide to

The Goodbye Girl

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Delightful Neil Simon modern-day fairy tale has swearing.

Movie PG 1977 110 minutes
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age 14+

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age 14+


watched it last night and its a feel good movie.

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Outstanding performances and Neil Simon's stellar writing won the hearts of America in 1977, and they keep this touching romance fresh and engaging decades later. Dreyfuss won the Oscar; all three leads, the screenplay, and the movie itself received Academy Award nominations, Golden Globes, and more. The film's very funny scenes are balanced by touching moments that keep the characters vulnerable and real. A wonderful movie for those who enjoy fairy-tale endings, loving parent-child relationships, and New York City charm. Because of the swearing, mild sexual content, and a plot element that uses a gay stereotype, it's best for teens and up.

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