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THE GOODBYE GIRL
January 16, 2015  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

Neil Simon, saluted on Fridays this month, is represented tonight by another roster of film comedies – beginning with this 1977 movie, which, unlike many Simon films to that date, was not based on one of his hit Broadway plays, but was an original comedy written specifically for the screen. Simon’s wife at the time, Marsha Mason, stars, opposite Richard Dreyfuss, who won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of a struggling young actor.

 
 
 
 
 
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