Bye Bye, Love (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bye Bye, Love1994

Bye Bye, Love (1994)




Critic Consensus: Bye Bye, Love is well-meaning in its examination of divorce, but a lack of authenticity or laughs will have audiences asking for an amicable split.

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Three divorced fathers struggle to bond with their children and to deal with their conflicting emotions about their ex-wives in this comedy drama. Dave and his ex get along pretty well, but since the divorce, he has become a bit of a rake and is loathe to commit to his new girl friend. Donny still pines for his ex, while Vic would like to see his former wife and her new lover die slow, painful deaths. The three men come together to discuss their new and past experiences. Although at first their stories are presented episodically, eventually their multi-layered lives converge on one chaotic night.


Randy Quaid
as Vic DiMico
Rob Reiner
as Dr. David Townsend
Ed Flanders
as Walter Simms
Mae Whitman
as Michele
James Arone
as Waiter in Italian Restaurant
Max Ryan Ornstein
as Ring Bearer at Wedding
Dean Williams
as Wedding Photographer
Caroline Lagerfelt
as Mother No. 1 at McDonald's
Christopher Curry
as Father No. 1 at McDonald's
Daniel Weisman
as Boy at McDonald's
Stephanie Shroyer
as Mother No. 2 at McDonald's
Michael Bofshever
as Dad No. 2 at McDonald's
Christina Massari
as Girl at McDonald's
Brian Frank
as Screener
Shang Forbes
as Engineer
T.K. Meehan
as T-Ball Coach
Mina Kolb
as Dorothy
Joe Basile
as Father No. 1 Dad's Day Out
Dennis Bowen
as Father No. 2 Dad's Day Out
Donald Bishop
as Grandfather
Kate Williamson
as Grandmother
Nicholas Davey
as Heidi's Son
Justin Garms
as Sheila's Son
Lauren Kopit
as Sheila's Daughter
Jack Black
as DJ at Party
Keaton Simons
as Party Dude
Juney Smith
as Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for Bye Bye, Love

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (4)

None of the characters is emotionally complex, or very smart, or motivated by reasons more complex than the movie's paint-by-numbers screenplay.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

...there's not much here worth recommending...

March 27, 2005 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Lovely, just lovely....rewarding beyond belief

April 27, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

The angst of dating, the struggle with children, and the joys of McDonalds.

July 26, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Bye Bye, Love

Very disturbingly and shockingly, I enjoyed this Mild/Family Comedy. It was a paticularly a warm-your-heart comdedy, than a laugh-your-frickin'-ass off, Piss your pants comedy. Modine and Quaid make this one enjoyable flick.

Joseph Eastmond
Joseph Eastmond

Super Reviewer


I liked this movie. The three divorced men care about their children, and have difficulties with dating after their divorce. The kids more-or-less understand the difficulties of divorce, so I see the movie as providing some hope for a lousy situation.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer


This is good. The story deals with a lot of characters but doesn't feel full or rushed. All of the characters are normal people and you can see why they are in the positions they are in. I liked seeing the journey of these people and the end was nice to see.

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

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