Goodbye Charlie

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"They don't make girls like "Charlie" anymore -- they never did!"
  • Approved
  • 1964
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • 6.1  (1,922)

Goodbye Charlie is a romantic-comedy film from 1964 that tells the story of Charlie Sorel, a womanizer and Hollywood screenwriter, who is reincarnated as a woman after being murdered by his billionaire lover. The film stars Tony Curtis as Charlie, Debbie Reynolds as his former girlfriend Rusty, and Pat Boone as George, Rusty's fiancé.

The movie begins with Charlie and Rusty on a yacht off the coast of Los Angeles. Charlie is a notorious playboy, and Rusty is an aspiring actress. Charlie is writing a screenplay, and Rusty is hoping to land a part in it. Suddenly, the yacht is hit by lightning, and Charlie is thrown overboard. The next scene shows Charlie's funeral, where Rusty and George are mourning his death.

However, Charlie is not dead. He wakes up in a woman's body, played by Debbie Reynolds. At first, Charlie is shocked and disoriented. He tries to come to terms with his new body and the fact that he is now a woman. However, as time goes by, Charlie realizes that his new gender is not so bad after all. He enjoys the freedom of being a woman and starts to embrace his new life. He even flirts with Rusty and seduces her new fiancé, George.

As Charlie navigates his new life as a woman, he realizes that there are significant differences between men and women. He starts to see things from a different perspective and learns to appreciate the challenges that women face. As he becomes more comfortable with his new gender, Charlie begins to come to terms with his past behavior as a womanizer. He recognizes that his past actions were hurtful to women and vows to change his ways.

Despite his newfound enlightenment, Charlie is still a man at heart. He misses his old life, and he feels trapped in his new body. He longs to be a man again, but he knows that it is impossible. When he discovers that his killer, Sir Leopold Sartori, is planning to go public with the scandal surrounding his death, Charlie realizes that he must protect his reputation at all costs.

In a climactic scene, Charlie, Rusty, and George confront Sir Leopold in his office. Sir Leopold reveals that he had Charlie killed because he was jealous of their relationship. However, Charlie manages to record Sir Leopold's confession on a tape recorder hidden in his purse. With the evidence in hand, Charlie is able to clear his name and reclaim his reputation. The movie ends with Charlie finally coming to terms with his new life as a woman and embracing the possibilities of his future.

Goodbye Charlie is a funny and surprisingly progressive movie for its time. The film explores themes of gender identity, sexuality, and personal growth in a way that was ahead of its time. Tony Curtis delivers a standout performance as the lovable scoundrel Charlie Sorel, and Debbie Reynolds shines as the woman who helps him find his way as a woman. Pat Boone also delivers a memorable performance as Rusty's naïve fiancé, George.

Overall, Goodbye Charlie is a charming and entertaining movie that still holds up today, thanks to its engaging storyline, excellent performances, and deft handling of complex themes. It is a must-see for fans of classic Hollywood cinema and anyone who enjoys a good romantic comedy with a twist.

Goodbye Charlie is a 1964 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    1 hr 56 min
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    6.1  (1,922)