darkly funny--this one is a keeper--usa today---GOODBYE LOVER directed by roland joffe, is a glossy plunge into la la land glitz and murder. the building was very tall. the time it took to fall from it was very short. who drops from the high balcony? mystery combines with backstabbing humor--chic style melds with neo noir attitude and double cross turns to triple cross--- i don't want to reveal any of the surprises, just follow the trail of a beautiful sexual adenturer--patricia arquette--sandra dunsmore. stay on the case with ellen degeneres as sgt. rita pompano, a jaded wisecracking detective. and keep your eyes on the rest of a gifted ensemble--mary louise parker, don johnson and dermot mulroney. patricia arquette adds another to the list of amazing characters she has played. like alabama whitman in true romance, she isn't someone you want to meet everyday. you just never forget having met her.