The Good Guy

February 19th, 2010







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Plot
Ambitious young Manhattanite and urban conservationist Beth wants it all: a good job, good friends, and a good guy to share the city with...

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 6.0/10 (3,607 voted)

Critic's Score: 47/100

Director: Julio DePietro

Stars: Alexis Bledel, Scott Porter, Bryan Greenberg

Storyline
Ambitious young Manhattanite and urban conservationist Beth wants it all: a good job, good friends, and a good guy to share the city with. Of course that last one is often the trickiest of all. Beth falls hard for Tommy, a sexy, young Wall Street hot-shot. But just as everything seems to be falling into place, complications arise in the form of Tommy's sensitive and handsome co-worker Daniel. Beth soon learns that the game of love in the big city is a lot like Wall Street -- high risk, high reward and everybody has an angle.

Cast:
Colin Egglesfield - Baker
Alexis Bledel - Beth Vest
Andrew McCarthy - Cash
Scott Porter - Tommy Fielding
Anna Chlumsky - Lisa
Bryan Greenberg - Daniel Seaver
Aaron Yoo - Steve-O
Kate Nauta - Cynthia
Trini Alvarado - Sylvia
Denise Vasi - Suki
Christine Evangelista - Brooke
Adam LeFevre - Billy
Adrian Martinez - Larry
Jessalyn Wanlim - Jordan
Eric Thal - Stephens

Taglines: Will you know him when you meet him?



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 19 February 2010

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $3,200,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $34,712 (USA) (21 February 2010) (9 Screens)

Gross: $100,503 (USA) (21 March 2010)



Technical Specs

Runtime:USA:

Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Beth and Tommy are both supposed to be left-handed. However, Tommy wears his watch on his left wrist, was throwing darts with his right hand, and drinks with his right hand. Beth dials her phone with her right hand and at work was scraping the rock with the tool in her right hand.

Quotes:
Daniel Seaver: He loved her more than anything, even his own life. I think that's what love is. Anything else is just, a distraction.



User Review

"The Good Guy" surprises with its drama

Rating: 7/10

"The Good Guy" is a relationship drama. You would be forgiven if you assumed it was yet another twenty-something girl trying to sort out her love life and career in a romantic comedy. You would be forgiven for thinking that, but you would also be wrong. It's actually better than that.

The film is driven by three characters, all of them completely fleshed-out and three-dimensional. Not one of them is central, but all of them individually and triangularly. The film continuously surprises in very subtle ways. The characters are better written than first appears, and even when the film tells you the characters will surprise you, it still comes as a surprise.

I was expecting a film about Beth - a very standard, trying to find herself story. What makes it better than that is the fact that it's a drama - I am hard-pressed to name a similar film without comedy undertones or overtones. This is a drama - dark and sombre.

"The Good Guy" may not be for everybody but it is a good twenty-somethings relationship story told through drama instead of comedy. In the film, Beth complains about a novel that she read where half-way through the narrator turns out to be unreliable. "What's the point of that?" she asks. Daniel responds "Well isn't that life? It surprises you." Indeed it does. "The Good Guy" may be just like life, dramatic, and it surprises you.









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