The Goodbye Girl
Posted Jan 17, 2004 @ 9:12 PM
I finally watched the first one the night before I saw the remake, and despite a few updates, giving Garfield a cellphone, uping his off-off-Broadway pay from $240 a week to $600 a week, there really wasn't that much different to me. I know Simon updated his script to fit into the TV viewing, but I have to wonder what prompted him in the first place to do a remake.
I mean, the first one was good. Dreyfuss was great in it. The second was so much like the first one, even the apartment looked pretty much the same in layout.
Granted, I didn't sit down and watch both of them start to finish, every scene, but there just seemed to be on reason to make this remake.
Patricia Heaton was just, OK, I guess, and I saw absolutely nothing attractive at all about the Bridges guy.
And little Hallie Eisenberg just freaks me out.
Does anyone have anythoughts about this? This was the first time for me to see either movie. I've been a fan of the musical for years, since it hit Broadway in '93. But I'm not digging the movie so much.
Posted Jan 18, 2004 @ 1:19 AM
And Richard Dreyfuss was horrible and over acted his scruffy face off in the first one. But that is pretty much the norm.
Posted Jan 18, 2004 @ 2:58 PM
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Posted Jan 18, 2004 @ 5:10 PM
All in all why remake something a la Psycho when the first one was fine the way it was?
Posted Jan 18, 2004 @ 5:31 PM
Posted Jan 18, 2004 @ 7:42 PM
Didn't Dreyfuss win the Oscar for that part?
Posted Jan 18, 2004 @ 7:57 PM
Posted Jan 19, 2004 @ 12:24 AM
I caught the remake. I thought Jeff Daniels was stealing mannerisms from Richard Dreyfuss. Dreyfuss was better, though I like Jeff Daniels. I preferred Quinn Cummings as the daughter.
I have no preference for either Marsha Mason or Patricia Heaton. I didn't need to see Patricia Heaton's cleavage so much, though.
Posted Jan 19, 2004 @ 12:40 AM
I only started a thread to snark at how awful Hallie Eisenberg was from the portion I watched. I adore the original, and this lacked the heart, but good lord. That child used to be "cute" (I didn't think so, but that didn't stop a lot of people from thinking so) but JEBUS! Puberty is not kind to this kid.... she needs to take a few years from show business until she grows into that horsey face. Sorry to snark a damned child, but she really isn't a great actress and the awkwardness of her appearance just made it worse....
Posted Feb 9, 2004 @ 11:05 AM