Under Herbert Ross' deft direction, Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfuss work wonders with Neil Simon's original screenplay in THE GOODBYE GIRL. Centered around a woman and her daughter who are forced to live with a difficult stage actor, this Best Picture-nominated film rises on Mason and Dreyfuss' palpable chemistry (both Mason and Dreyfuss were nominated for Academy Awards, with Dreyfuss winning). A sparkling example of the romantic comedy genre that spawned countless inferior imitators, THE GOODBYE GIRL is the rare film that's simultaneously funny, touching, and intelligent.
Marsha Mason is an actress best known for CINDERELLA LIBERTY (Oscar nom) and her collaborations with Neil Simon on THE GOODBYE GIRL (Oscar nom), THE CHEAP DETECTIVE, CHAPTER TWO (Oscar nom), ONLY WHEN I LAUGH (Oscar nom), and MAX DUGAN RETURNS. She has also appeared in numerous hit TV shows including GRACE AND FRANKIE and FRASIER for which he was nominated for an Emmy.