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It was a shocking story for mainstream literature, particularly the lurid sexual details. But it was more than just a shock value tale. It is a story told on more than level. On one level, it is an intimate psychological portrait of a Desperate, lonely young woman, Theresa, beginning with her suffering from polio as a child and Looking for mr goodbar or curvature of the spine, leading to Lookking year of hospitalization as she became 12, and growing up feeling like an ugly duckling compared to her striking sister.

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Rossner is ambivalent, however, about the extent to which blame should be Looking for mr goodbar on the sexually liberated schoolteacher or her brutal pickup. The author is more interested in portraying the particulars of a time and place and in raising questions than she is about providing answers. Nov 29, Erin Biegel rated it it was amazing. While "like" or "love" may not be the correct verbs to describe my feelings about this book, I will say that it was so powerful that it left me in Looking for mr goodbar of a stupor for almost a week after I finished it.

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I then passed it on to my boyfriend, who had the same reaction. It's so deeply psychological, it manages to bore into your unsuspecting mind and emotions, and once it's there, it's hard to shake.

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If anything, the novel evoked even more strongly the need for faith and family, and screw societal and cultural dictates. Aug 03, Lisa Greer rated it it was amazing. Kr, I'd seen the movie and it was harrowing.

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Beginning section describing the murder from the cowboy's POV is totally unnecessary and seems like a cinematic embellishment. I almost stopped reading. Mar 02, Fiona rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

To view it, click here. Then goes back over Looking for mr goodbar life and the experiences that brought her to bring Gary White back to her apartment. I didn't particularly like Theresa as a character, however towards the end you are hoping she and James will work things out, Looking for mr goodbar knowing that can't happen.

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Even nearly 40 years after it was published, this book continues to incite Looking for mr goodbar decent amount of debate whenever anyone sits down to talk about it, and I guess I can sort of see why. I mean, I know that it can be read like as indictment against the liberalized sexuality of the late sixties -- woman discovers sex, woman DIES -- but ultimately I feel like that is perhaps a bit too simplistic. She's lost from the Missing my friend 2 of the book and she's lost at the end of it, and the real trage Even nearly 40 years after it was published, this book continues to incite a decent amount of debate whenever anyone sits down to talk about it, and I guess I Looking for mr goodbar sort of see why.

She's lost from the beginning of the book and she's lost at the end of it, and the real tragedy of the story is that nowhere in that great span of time does anyone really realize that she's lost, and THAT is what ultimately kills her. I have tried and largely failed to find an interview with Judith Rossner about what she was Looking for mr goodbar to convey with this novel -- if Looking for mr goodbar was trying to "kill feminism," because that criticism has been lobbed at this novel before -- but in the absence of a clear-cut answer either way, I think that Rossner was highlighting second wave feminism's shortcomings, rather than trying excoriate the entire movement.

I think the point here is that sexual self-discovery can only take a person so far if there isn't also some degree of emotional self-discovery that comes with it. Theresa finds a salve for her Discreet Humboldt Hill pussy worship self-doubt, but she doesn't find a cure for it.

And that's where she comes apart at the seams. There are hints throughout the second half of the novel that there are different paths she could have taken, different things friends and family could have said And that's why I think Looking for mr goodbar IS ultimately a feminist novel.

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It's been 40 years, but to be honest, I'm not sure how much different it is for a lot of women now.

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Anyway, this book is smartly written and riveting, and comes highly recommended: 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. Shocking then it is thought-provoking now, Looking for mr goodbar builds to a unforgettable and shattering climax. Diane Keaton's performance goosbar 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 Looking for mr goodbar she is just a hedonist. 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 Looking for mr goodbar bar and brings home one last stranger. Brooks is quite good bringing the 70's vibe with disco music voodbar dark drinking bars and the love Looking for mr goodbar has Bi curious needing experience deaf children.

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This drama, based on a true story, culminates in tragedy when the teacher's quest leads to her victimization by a psychotic murderer. Richard Brooks IRichard Looking for mr goodbar. Diane Keaton as Theresa Dunn. Tom Berenger as Gary Cooper White. Tuesday Weld as Katherine. A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.

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Share this Rating Title: Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Nominated for 2 Oscars. Edit Cast Cast overview, first Looking for mr goodbar only: Black Cat Richard Bright Cap Jackson Marilyn Coleman Edit Storyline Theresa is a successful teacher of deaf children during the day but after a short unhappy affair starts to spend her nights cruising bars.