"The Good-bye Girl" is a 1977 American romantic comedy/drama that won Richard Dreyfuss an academy award for best actor. The film was nominated for best picture, actress, supporting actress and best screenplay. The film encapsulates the struggles of aspiring dancers and actors in New York City to not only make it in their professions, but to find affordable housing in the process!! The opening conflict in this film is an apartment that has been sublet to an actor(Elliot played by Richard Dreyfuss) arriving from Chicago, by another actor (Tony) who is deserting his girlfriend (Paula, played by Maria Mason) and 10 year old daughter (Lucy, played by Quinn Cummings). Elliot is very neurotic, but sweet, and allows Paula and her daughter to stay in the apartment with him. Paula is demanding and angry that she has been deserted by another man, which has apparently happened before. Paula and Elliot have frequent, humorous clashes, but alas, do fall in love. The 10 year old daughter does not want to see her mom get hurt again so is wary of Elliot, yet likes him. Elliot is offered a role in a film that is shooting in Seattle, must take it for financial reasons, but promises to return. This turns into a sweet and very charming film with many memorable scenes and lines, and clearly is representative of this genre of film in the history of the industry. (Feedback about this item is really appreciated, and I invite you to become a follower to receive notices of FREEBIES, SALES and newly posted products). Thank You!!