If romance were like skydiving, Paula would make sure to get it right the first time. Instead, she again falls without a chute for an actor, only to be dumped when his career break comes. What's more, Paula's latest flameout leaves her an unwelcome parting gift: He sublets the apartment they share to another actor!
Writer Neil Simon provides his trademark wit and charm and Richard Benjamin (My Favorite Year) directs this remake of Simon's The Goodbye Girl. Patricia Heaton ("Everybody Loves Raymond") plays Paula, mother of a 10-year-old (Hallie Kate Eisenberg) and a victim of Cupid's misfirings. Jeff Daniels (Dumb & Dumber) is the actor who shares Paula's home...and starts hoping there's room in her heart. Simon says enjoy!
Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) New York apartment to Elliot Garfield, who generously lets her stay, even keeping the master bedroom. Pragmatic pre-teen daughter Lucy soon takes to his charm, but Paula remains determined to hate all actors. Despite the stress of a Broadway Shakespeare lead he must play too queer for Frisco, he's determined to snatch romance from ingratitude. -- Description provided by TMDb