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      Goodbye, Columbus

      PG Released Apr 3, 1969 1 hr. 45 min. Comedy Drama List
      92% 12 Reviews Tomatometer 51% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Neil Klugman (Richard Benjamin), a young librarian in New Jersey, has eyes for Brenda Patimkin (Ali MacGraw), a beautiful Radcliffe student. Although they are both Jewish, Brenda's family is much wealthier and more conservative than Neil's. As there relationship matures, their differing cultural backgrounds cause Brenda's mother (Nan Martin) to have trepidations about the couple. As their disparate ideas about sex and birth control come to the fore, their feelings for each other are tested. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 16 Buy Now

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      Audience Member The dancing was cringe but enjoyed it once again. Hadn't watched it since I was a teenager. Would they really have been such voracious eaters at the wedding? Quite shocking really. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member The only reason I watched the movie was to see Ali McGraw's wardrobe, since it was apparent after the first 15 minutes I wasn't going to be interested in the film. I hope the book was more satisfying than this movie. The end of the film makes absolutely no sense, and I can't imagine it made sense in 1969, either. So be prepared to feel like you wasted your time. I also found the depiction of Jewish people and the way they eat - as if they've never seen food before - patently offensive. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member If you have something else to do, you'll probably wish, like me, that you had done it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review steve d Ali MacGraw stands out but you have seen it all before. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Blobbo remember from young blobhood, seeing in theater. Enjoyed. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review delysid d its a unique sort of film, i like it. a similar one was Next stop Grenwich Village Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/17/20 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Goodbye, Columbus

      Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - Brenda's Diaphragm Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - Brenda's Diaphragm 2:13 Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - Body or Mind? Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - Body or Mind? 1:45 Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - I Was Pretty, Now I'm Prettier Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - I Was Pretty, Now I'm Prettier 2:03 Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - Brenda's Awkward Brother Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - Brenda's Awkward Brother 1:19 Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - I'll Be Sweaty Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - I'll Be Sweaty 1:18 Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - The Closet Call Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - The Closet Call 1:25 Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - You're Next! Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - You're Next! 0:52 Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - Meet the Parents Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - Meet the Parents 1:57 Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - All It Takes is Once Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - All It Takes is Once 2:13 Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - Do You Love Me? Goodbye, Columbus: Official Clip - Do You Love Me? 2:02 View more videos

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      Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: 3/5 Aug 20, 2003 Full Review Harvey G. Cox Tempo (National Council of Churches) Despite its flaws, some of them major ones, Goodbye, Columbus is a successful flick. The photography [is strong], especially during the expressionistic sequences centered on the young lovers themselves. Jan 7, 2021 Full Review Jacob Brackman Esquire Magazine Does it seem picayune to require that moves make sense on their own terms? Aug 13, 2020 Full Review Paul Schrader Los Angeles Free Press It is rich and wonderful; and although flawed and far from being the best film of the year, I think it will deeply touch more people than any other film this year. Jan 24, 2020 Full Review Jamie Gillies Apollo Guide Perhaps the most successful of the three Philip Roth adaptations on the big screen. Rated: 80/100 Sep 10, 2007 Full Review Steve Crum Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers Dated adult fare from 1969 with Benjamin and MacGraw. Rated: 3/5 Jun 8, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Neil Klugman (Richard Benjamin), a young librarian in New Jersey, has eyes for Brenda Patimkin (Ali MacGraw), a beautiful Radcliffe student. Although they are both Jewish, Brenda's family is much wealthier and more conservative than Neil's. As there relationship matures, their differing cultural backgrounds cause Brenda's mother (Nan Martin) to have trepidations about the couple. As their disparate ideas about sex and birth control come to the fore, their feelings for each other are tested.
      Director
      Larry Peerce
      Screenwriter
      Arnold Schulman
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Willow Tree
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 3, 1969, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 15, 2011
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