Goodbye Lover

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Goodbye Lover
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byRoland Joffé
Produced byAlexandra Milchan
Patrick McDarrah
Joel Roodman
Chris Daniel
Screenplay byRon Peer
Joel Cohen
Alec Sokolow
Story byRon Peer
Music byJohn Ottman
CinematographyDante Spinotti
Edited byWilliam Steinkamp
Distributed byWarner Bros.
20th Television
Release date
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$20 million[1]
Box office$1.9 million[1]

Goodbye Lover is a 1998 neo-noir comedy film about a murder plot surrounding an alcoholic advertising agency worker and his adulterous wife. The film was directed by Roland Joffé, and stars Patricia Arquette, Dermot Mulroney, Don Johnson, Ellen DeGeneres and Mary-Louise Parker. The original script was written by Ron Peer; subsequent drafts were written by Robert Pucci, then Buck Henry.

The film premiered at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival,[2] before being released theatrically in April 1999. Following its premiere, reshoots were done in Beverly Hills, and the climax was changed.




Goodbye Lover received negative reviews from critics. It holds a rating of 29% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 34 reviews.[3]


The film served as a basis of inspiration for the 2008 Bollywood film Race.


  1. ^ a b "Goodbye Lover".
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Goodbye Lover". Archived from the original on 2012-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-04.
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