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Bye Bye Love is a 1995 American romantic comedy film that deals with the central issue of divorce. It was directed by Sam Weisman and written by Gary David Goldberg and Brad Hall. It stars Matthew Modine, Randy Quaid, Paul Reiser, Janeane Garofalo, Amy Brenneman, Eliza Dushku, Rob Reiner, Amber Benson, and Lindsay Crouse. Production costs were heavily underwritten by McDonald's product placement.

Bye Bye Love
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Theatrical release poster
Directed bySam Weisman
Produced byGary David Goldberg
Brad Hall
Written byGary David Goldberg
Brad Hall
Starring
Music byJ.A.C. Redford
CinematographyKenneth Zunder
Edited byRoger Bondelli
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • March 17, 1995 (1995-03-17)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$12,096,673

Goldberg and Hall stated that they included in the script several fictionalized accounts of events that had happened to divorced friends of theirs.

Also acting in the film were Jayne Brook, and Ed Flanders in his last movie role. A not-yet-famous Jack Black has one line ("Reefer?") as a disc jockey at a party.

Co-stars Amber Benson and Eliza Dushku went on to play main roles on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as did Lindsay Crouse.

PlotEdit

This is a story about the breakup of the family. In particular, it focuses on the lifestyle of three divorced men in the Los Angeles area, Dave Goldman (Matthew Modine), wrestling coach/driver's ed teacher Vic D'Amico (Randy Quaid), and real estate agent Donny Carson (Paul Reiser).

The film is presented from their perspective and it reveals their relationships with their children, ex-wives, girlfriends, male friendships, and their identities as divorced men. In addition to dealing with divorce, the film touches on spousal loss and young adult homelessness.

CastEdit

ReceptionEdit

The film was not considered particularly successful, grossing less than $13 million in the U.S. in its theatrical run. It has a 19% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 21 reviews. Although overall critical reaction to the film was not positive, Janeane Garofalo's performance as the "date from hell" got good reviews, and earned her a nomination for an American Comedy Award. Many of the reviews complained that the movie played more like an episode of a sitcom than a feature film.

It was released on DVD on March 8, 2005 through Anchor Bay Entertainment.

SoundtrackEdit

The film's soundtrack includes performances by Linda Ronstadt, The Proclaimers, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ben Taylor, Everly Brothers, and Jackson Browne.

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