GenreComedy, Fantasy, Romance Music directorRalph Burns CountryUnited States
Release dateDecember 22, 1982 (1982-12-22) Based onDona Flor and Her Two Husbands
by Bruno Barreto
Leopoldo Serran (uncredited) WriterBruno Barreto (suggested by material from), Jorge Amado (suggested by material from), Charlie Peters (screenplay) CastSally Field (Kay), James Caan (Jolly), Jeff Bridges (Rupert), Paul Dooley (Kendall), Claire Trevor (Charlotte), Michael Ensign (Billy) Similar moviesThe Amityville Haunting, 100 Monsters, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
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Kiss Me Goodbye is a 1982 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Sally Field, James Caan and Jeff Bridges. It is a remake of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos in Portuguese), a 1976 Brazilian film starring Sonia Braga based on the book of the same name by Jorge Amado.
Field was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical for her performance, but Caan later said that he hated this film, as he did several films in which he appeared either just to keep working or for the money. In a 1991 interview, Caan claimed that making Kiss Me Goodbye was one of the most unpleasant experiences of his life, and that as a consequence, he did not make another film for five years.
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Kay is the widow of a Broadway showman called Jolly, who died after falling down a staircase at their home. Kay is now planning to remarry, to a stuffed-shirt named Rupert, and they live in the same house. Suddenly Jolly returns to her life as a ghost.
Seen only by her, Jolly meddles in Kay's affairs and causes her mother and others to question her state of mind. On a romantic weekend in the country together, Kay and Rupert are accompanied by Jolly, who is annoyed by Rupert's pretending to be able to see and hear him. The situation comes to a head back at the house, where a colleague of Rupert's attempts to stage an exorcism. Jolly, finally convinced that Kay will be okay without him, kisses her goodbye for good. The film ends with Kay and Rupert getting married at the wedding rehearsal rather than waiting until the next day.
Sally Field as Kay
James Caan as Jolly
Jeff Bridges as Rupert
Claire Trevor as Charlotte
Paul Dooley as Kendall
Stephen Elliott as Edgar
Michael Ensign as Billy
Mildred Natwick as Mrs. Reilly
William Prince as Rev. Hollis
Dorothy Fielding as Emily
Maryedith Burrell as Mrs. Newman
Alan Haufrect as Mr. Newman
The film's theme song, But It's a Nice Dream, was written by Peter Allen and sung by Dusty Springfield.
Vincent Canby of The New York Times was not amused: "Robert Mulligan's Kiss Me Goodbye is like a Nassau cruise ship with eight bars, seven discos, five swimming pools and no compass. It sails out of New York, turns left instead of right at the Ambrose Lightship and heads confidently toward sunny Iceland. ...Mr. Mulligan's direction perfectly matches Charlie Peters's screenplay in that both are humorless. The leads aren't great either. Miss Fields is neither Sonia Braga nor Irene Dunne and Mr. Caan, who appears to be imitating Gene Kelly, can't. Mr. Bridges behaves as if he were a family's faithful old dog, the sort of slobbering animal that will sell his soul for a pat on the head."