THE GOOD GUY
Pitfalls of Love in the Big City
Starring: Scott Porter, Alexis Bledel,
Bryan Greenberg, Andrew
McCarthy, Aaron Yoo, and Anna
Runtime: 90 minutes
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Director: Julio DePietro
Executive Producer: None
Producer: Julio DePietro, Linda Moran
and Rene Bastian
Writer: Julio DePietro
Address Comments To:Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff, Co-President
421 South Beverly Drive, 8th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 789-4710; Fax: (310) 789-4711
As her relationship with the two men changes, Beth learns that love in the big city is like Wall Street – full of high risk and untrustworthy people.
THE GOOD GUY is a well-written, well-acted romantic drama with some comedy. Although there is plenty of crude talk and some sleeping around, the movie eventually affirms marriage. Tommy helps Daniel (played by Bryan Greenberg) overcome his shyness, but Tommy is a cad who cheats on Beth. In one scene, one of the older brokers in the office sits down with Daniel and affirms marriage and family. You can look around and flirt, he says, but at the end of the day you have to go home to your wife and kids. Family is the real joy, he tells Daniel. The rest is just an illusion.
[SPOILERS FOLLOW] At the end, therefore, Daniel ends up with Beth and the last scene with Tommy shows him with a prostitute he can't even pay for because he lost his wallet.
Despite the positive message about marriage and family, THE GOOD GUY requires extreme caution because of excessive foul language and other immoral behavior that might be imitated.
THE GOOD GUY is a well-written, well-acted romantic drama with some comedy. Although there is plenty of crude talk and some sleeping around, the entertaining movie eventually affirms marriage and family. Daniel (played by Bryan Greenberg) gets good advice from a family man about those topics. And, Tommy’s cheating ways leave him with nothing that truly matters. The movie’s excessive foul language and suggestive content require extreme caution, however. There are no religious references in THE GOOD GUY.