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Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)





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Robert Mulligan directed this Americanized re-make of the successful Brazilian comedy Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands. Sally Field stars as Kay Villano, a lonely widow of three years who can't forget the memory of her dead husband, Jolly (James Caan). Jolly was a selfish and unfaithful Broadway choreographer who still managed to win Kay over with his charm. But Kay has fallen in love again with Rupert Baines (Jeff Bridges), a stuffy professor of Egyptology. As her wedding day approaches, Kay receives a visit from Jolly's ghost, who taunts and harasses her, clearly upset that Kay is marrying someone so dull. Kay goes ahead with the marriage and Jolly refuses to disappear, resulting in a bizarre menage-a-tois.


Sally Field
as Kay Villano
James Caan
as Jolly Villano
Paul Dooley
as Kendall
Claire Trevor
as Charlotte
Mildred Natwick
as Mrs. Reilly
William Prince
as Rev. Hollis
Maryedith Burrell
as Mrs. Newman
Alan Haufrect
as Mr. Newman
Edith Fields
as Waitress
Lee Weaver
as Mr. King
Lyla Graham
as Miss Wells
Robert Miano
as Michael
Adam Wade
as Roscoe
Barret Oliver
as Little Boy
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Critic Reviews for Kiss Me Goodbye

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Kiss Me Goodbye attempts to skate the thin ice of fantasy, and sinks. Too bad.

July 17, 2019 | Full Review…

...a lackadaisical (and somewhat muted) piece of work that admittedly does grow more and more compelling as it progresses...

April 18, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The movie has a certain dignity, but it never fully achieves any of its objectives. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 29, 2019 | Full Review…

A picture-perfect example of how three great performers can elevate even the slightest and most lightweight material imaginable.

May 23, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kiss Me Goodbye


The story is fairly ridiculous but Sally is very winning and James Caan and Jeff Bridges make good contrasts. Claire Trevor is a pistol as Sally's bossy plain talking mother.

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