Kiss Me Goodbye (film)
|Kiss Me Goodbye|
|Directed by||Robert Mulligan|
|Written by||Bruno Baretto
|Music by||Ralph Burns|
|Editing by||Sheldon Kahn|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Release dates||December 22, 1982|
|Running time||101 min.|
|Box office||$15,782,759 (USA)|
Kiss Me Goodbye is a 1982 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Sally Field, James Caan and Jeff Bridges. It is a remake of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos in Portuguese), a 1976 Brazilian film starring Sonia Braga.
Field was nominated to the Golden Globes for her performance. Caan later said he disliked this film, as he did several films he appeared in just to work or for the money. In a 1991 interview, Caan claimed that making Kiss Me Goodbye was one of the most unpleasant experiences of his life, and as a consequence he did not make another film for five years.
Kay is the widow of a Broadway showman called Jolly, who died after falling down a staircase at their home. Kay is now planning to remarry, to a stuffed-shirt named Rupert, and they live in the same house. Suddenly Jolly returns to her life as a ghost.
Seen only by her, Jolly meddles in Kay's affairs and causes her mother and others to question her state of mind. On a romantic weekend in the country together, Kay and Rupert are accompanied by Jolly, who is annoyed by Rupert's pretending to be able to see and hear him. The situation comes to a head back at the house, where a colleague of Rupert's attempts to stage an exorcism. Jolly, finally convinced that Kay will be okay without him, kisses her goodbye for good. The film ends with Kay & Rupert getting married at the wedding rehearsal rather than waiting until the next day.
- Sally Field as Kay
- James Caan as Jolly
- Jeff Bridges as Rupert
- Claire Trevor as Charlotte
- Paul Dooley as Kendall
- Stephen Elliott as Edgar
- Michael Ensign as Billy
- Mildred Natwick as Mrs. Reilly
- William Prince as Rev. Hollis
- Dorothy Fielding as Emily
- Maryedith Burrell as Mrs. Newman
- Alan Haufrect as Mr. Newman