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What do you think of Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).

I just saw it and have mixed feelings about the movie as it has pros and cons, but what do you think?

I feel that the movie oversold it's premise perhaps, saying that this woman got murdered because she lived a dangerous life, but I don't think she lived that dangerously though.

She chose to have naughty sex, with two strangers, and one of them murdered her

But I feel that they were trying to say that she took too many risks which is why it happened, when I didn't think the risks were so bad to call for that, if that makes sense?

I also felt that there are unnecessary subplots, particularly involving the two main dangerous men, and they get into their backgrounds, which just seemed unnecessary really.

But what do you think?

Re: What do you think of Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).

i thought she was searching for chocolate?

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Re: What do you think of Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).

I think Richard Brooks is one of the most underrated directors, but this movie sucked. It's just debauchery, sleazy, decadent, with no other message or redeeming quality. Brooks' career went down the tubes after this one.

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Re: What do you think of Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).

The only Brooks movies I've seen are In Cold Blood and Blackboard Jungle. Blackboard Jungle was good and In Cold Blood is one of my most favorite movies of all time. But Looking for Mr. Goodbar is not in the same league as that one.

Re: What do you think of Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).

You are lucky - there's some GREAT movies left for you to see of his..

"Elmer Gantry" - best movie about religion, fine cast.

"The Professionals" - one of the best westerns ever; philosophical without being pedantic, with an even BETTER cast.

"The Happy Ending" - one of the best movies on depression, modern life, but this one fortunately is on YouTube (maybe the others are as well?)

"Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" is also good, but not as great as the previous ones, or "In Cold Blood", which is a hell of a movie.

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Mmmm.. Mr Goodbar is one of my favs. I bought a 10 pack of minis today for only $1.99.

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Re: What do you think of Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).

It's based on a true story, so what happened wasn't even a shock to the audiences when it was released…they knew what the outcome was, but not which person would be the one, so it sort of makes you guess which guy was Mr. Wrong.

I thought is was well made and acted - it's Diane Keaton's best performance, IMO, and she should've been nominated for that over the iconic Annie Hall, yet it was too dark of a subject matter for Oscar members.

I think it captures that era quite well.
Showing Keaton's double life, her relationship with her family as well as her failed relationships with the men in her life and how she ended up in such situation.

SNL even had a comedy skit with Gilda Radner playing a young girl playing with Barbie dolls and acting out the sex and outcome. Probably not in the best of taste.

The only thing I think can be coitized about the film is the way it depicts a bi-homosexual male murderer, which can be taken in a homophobic context if you get nitpicky about it being made pre-politically correct days
Otherwise, the dark theme is justifiable.

The ending is more cold than shocking, as it builds up to that moment without any closure yet it's intent is understandable.

I don't think it's preaching about her lifestyle though…it shows that there are consequences to it without blaming it on her choices.

It was filmed during the sexual revolution, and that plays a big part in why the film comes off as sleazy.

It's not a film for everyone, but it makes for an interesting character study.

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Re: What do you think of Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).

I think discussions about relationships are stupid and basically unresolvable. Once a relationship is broken there really is no repairing it. That's life and that's a fact of life. End of

Re: What do you think of Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).

It was alright. It was one of my favorite performances from Diane Keaton.

Re: What do you think of Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).

Oh okay. I haven no problem with the sexual material or the violence I just felt that the movie kind of oversold it's point that just because a woman takes home a few strangers, doesn't she is putting herself in danger for the one in a million chances this would happen, unless I am wrong?

Re: What do you think of Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).

Her odds for ending up getting killed by a drugged up psycho were much greater than 1 in a million. That's just reality. She was too drunk to be a good judge of the men she brought home.
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