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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Goodbye Girl, The

Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 41 (Sept 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

Marsha Mason, Richard Dreyfuss, Quinn Cummings

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: NR
DD Sound Rating: NR
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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Special Features
Includes a list of awards received by the film.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 65048
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1977
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/18/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Herbert Ross
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Former Broadway dancer Paula McFadden (Mason) is in a bind. Yet another live-in actor/boyfriend has abruptly left her...except this time, the no-account has sublet the apartment they shared with her 10-year-old daughter Lucy (Cummings) right out from under them. With no other choice, she agrees to share the flat with the new lessee, actor Elliot Garfield (Dreyfuss in his Academy Award

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD has a dated quality with dulled but balanced colors. Images are generally sharp, but wanting in detail and definition. Film grain is revealed throughout, as well as minor instances of pixelization. Some of the darker scenes are very "muddy," lacking definition in the shadows. Overall, the picture is mediocre, but undoubtedly is the best the film has ever looked.

The Dolby(r) Digital 1.0 soundtrack is undistinguished but seemingly well-restored. Background noise is reasonable, and dialogue has been presented at a comfortable listening level.