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      Looking for Mr. Goodbar

      1977, Mystery & thriller, 2h 15m

      31 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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      Diane Keaton gives an absolutely fearless performance in a sexual thriller whose ending will leave audiences trembling. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      Raised in a strict Catholic family, Theresa (Diane Keaton) teaches deaf children during the day and cruises singles bars and discos at night. Theresa favors rough sex with random suitors, ignoring the advances of well-meaning but nerdy social worker James (William Atherton). Instead, Theresa pursues the likes of Tony (Richard Gere), whose threatening knife and swagger excite her. Theresa indulges in increasingly dangerous encounters, putting her life at risk.

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      • Feb 07, 2011

        Diane Keaton's performance is stunning. And I am fairly certain that I have dated Richard Gere's character. However, I was a bit disappointed that the movie veered away from the book. It is a more interesting story for Theresa to have a self-destructive bent. She picks up guys because she knows they'll be trouble. In the movie she is just a hedonist.

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      • Jun 16, 2010

        A provocative edgy drama based on the best-selling novel by Judith Rossner, about a repressed young teacher named Theresa Dunn, brilliantly played by Diane Keaton in a powerful and emotionally complex performance. whose initially innocent search to find a man of her dreams escalates into promiscuous and dangerous encounters with men she meets in bars, she begins to wallow endlessly in her new "liberated" sexual lifestyle, the thrill of the evening trysts, which eventually involves drugs and violence has her life spinning out of control with this self-destructive behavior. Diane Keaton wonderfully balances the dual aspect of her character's life, by day a outwardly caring teacher to deaf children living a banal existence, and by night a drug-fueled bar tramp, this film is a indictment against the sexual attitudes of the 70s, where disco was the music and coke and weed was the new drugs of choice, the sexual revolution was at it's peak here, before herpes and AIDS made their dreaded entrance. This is one of the few and rare instances where the film is better than the book, thanks to the brilliant screenplay and direction of Richard Brooks. It is difficult to watch at times but this film is pure cinema at it's highest level. Superlative performances from Tuesday Weld, Richard Kiley, William Atherton, Priscilla Pointer, Tom Berenger and Richard Gere in a memorable turn as a hyperactive hustler. Shocking then it is thought-provoking now, and builds to a unforgettable and shattering climax. Highly Recommended.

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      • May 18, 2010

        Former good girl Theresa(Diane Keaton) moves out of her parent''s home to forge a life of her own. During the day she teaches deaf children, but at night she turns into into a promiscuous drug using, party-girl frequenting singles bars. Theresa goes to one last bar and brings home one last stranger. Richard Brooks's LFMG is a straight fwd story with a fascinating character played by Keaton and good supporting roles by Richard Gere and Tuesday Weld and Tom Beranger. Brooks is quite good bringing the 70's vibe with disco music and dark drinking bars and the love Keaton has for deaf children.

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      • Feb 19, 2008

        Real sad for the girl;

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