ALL GOOD THINGS

All Bad Things

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Release Date: December 10, 2010

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst,
Frank Langella, Lily Rabe,
Philip Baker Hall, Diana
Venora, Michael Esper, Kristen
Wiig

Genre: Crime Thriller

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 100 minutes

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Director: Andrew Jarecki

Executive Producer: Barbara A. Hall, Michelle
Krumm, Janice Williams

Producer: Andrew Jarecki, Michael
London, Bruna Papandrea, Marc
Smerling

Writer: Marcus Hinchey and Marc
Smerling

Address Comments To:

Bill Banowski, CEO, Magnolia Pictures
1614 West 5th St.
Austin, TX 78703
Eamon Bowles, President, Magnolia Pictures
43 West 27th St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 924-6701; Fax: (212) 924-6742
Website: www.magpictures.com
Email: info@ magpictures.com

Content:

(HH, HoHo, LLL, VVV, SS, NN, A, DD, MMM) Strong depressing humanist worldview with strong homosexual content when male lead cross-dresses to hide out from the law and there’s some implication he's enjoying it beyond the disguise aspect; at least 30 obscenities and profanities, mostly variations of “f” words and GD; very strong and strong violence includes implied killing of woman’s dog by husband (which leaves her devastated), male lead talks a friend into shooting a woman friend of his with grisly aftermath shown, it’s implied that male lead pulls life support on his elderly father, bone saw and bags stuffed to the limit are shown that implies corpses of murder victims are chopped up before being dumped in a river, female lead disappears, never to be found, implied murdered, graphic discussions of the fact that male lead as a boy was forced by father to watch his mother leap to her death and had to see her brains scattered on the ground, and female lead is verbally coerced into having an abortion, a decision she doesn't want to comply with and ultimately expresses deep regret for; brief depicted sex scene and some sexual innuendo includes cross dressing; brief upper female nudity as woman enters shower behind her husband and upper male nudity several times; main male lead drinks throughout film; smoking by multiple characters and male lead smokes marijuana a few times in the film, and female lead and a friend are shown cutting cocaine lines, then are shown high afterward, but no actual snorting shown; and, main male lead and his father are engaged in criminal activity for their family fortune, shown plotting deceit and picking up rents in cash from slums, porn theatres, etc.

Summary:

ALL GOOD THINGS is based on a true story, but it’s a deeply unpleasant tale of a working-class woman who falls in love with a wealthy but seemingly nice and down-to-earth man and gets caught up in his deceitful criminal world after it's too late to leave him. ALL GOOD THINGS shows the husband to be an evil sociopath, but there are no uplifting or redemptive moments, and it contains strong violence, foul language and lewd content.

Review:

ALL GOOD THINGS is based on a true story, but it’s a deeply unpleasant tale of a working-class woman who falls in love with a wealthy but seemingly nice and down-to-earth man and gets caught up in his deceitful world after it's too late to leave him. He and his father expect her to just accept the high life and its material rewards without questioning how they are gained. [SPOILER ALERT] But, she starts to dig deeper into their criminal enterprises and is subjected to one emotional, physical or psychologically abusive situation after another. This ultimately leads to her disappearance, which the movie implies was actually a murder by her husband.

The husband ultimately gets away with everything in ALL GOOD THINGS. This makes this morally confused movie one that clearly shows the man is an evil sociopath, but it offers no uplift and no redeeming content, or even any enjoyable moments for that matter. ALL GOOD THINGS wastes fine performances and solid production qualities on a story that almost no one of a healthy mindset could possibly enjoy. Needless to say, the movie’s foul language, violence, sex, and nudity contribute to its depressing nature.

In Brief:

ALL GOOD THINGS is based on a true story, but it’s a deeply unpleasant tale of a working-class woman who falls in love with a wealthy, seemingly nice and down-to-earth man, but gets caught up in his deceitful criminal world after it's too late to leave him. He and his father expect her to just accept the high life and its material rewards without questioning how they are gained. But, she starts to dig deeper into their criminal enterprises and is subjected to one emotional, physical or psychologically abusive situation after another. This ultimately leads to her disappearance, which the movie implies was actually a murder by her husband.

The husband ultimately gets away with everything in ALL GOOD THINGS. This makes this morally confused movie one that clearly shows the man is an evil sociopath, but it offers no uplift and no redeeming content, or even any enjoyable moments for that matter. ALL GOOD THINGS wastes fine performances and solid production qualities on a story that almost no one of a healthy mindset could possibly enjoy. Needless to say, the movie’s foul language, violence, sex, and nudity contribute to its depressing nature.