THE GOODS: LIVE HARD, SELL HARD

Does Not Have the Goods

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Release Date: August 14, 2009

Starring: Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, and Alan Thicke

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 90 minutes

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Content:

(PaPaPa, HH, AbAb, OO, Ho, LLL, V, SSS, NNN, AA, DD, MMM) Very strong mixed pagan worldview with strong pagan and humanist elements where God and heaven do exist but are present for jokes rather than reverence, movie also pokes fun at Christians, and occult content where man is visited by a ghost, plus light homosexual references; 85 obscenities and profanities, including one profanity from an infant to his mother; car salesman punches another man, a group of men beat up a Korean because they believe he is Japanese, woman threatens to cut another woman, SWAT team tackles rioters, man falls to his death while skydiving and later reappears as a ghost “angel”; extreme sexual situations, topless strippers perform at a club, man rubs face in woman’s chest, adult woman knowingly tries to seduce a ten-year old boy who has a glandular problem that makes him appear like an adult, full frontal female nudity on a pornographic TV channel, boy band with a sexual title, woman rub their private areas in men’s faces, man brags about thousands of sexual experiences and later makes fun of sex for love’s sake, male erection under his pants, and one woman pretends to be a lesbian to convince a man to buy a car; one instance of full frontal female nudity in a sexual context, as well as multiples cases of upper female nudity; woman offers 10-year old “boy” alcohol so she can seduce him, but boy remains blissfully unaware; man snorts illegal substances and stripper shows up to work with white powder under her nose; car salesmen are trained to lie to make the deal and multiple racist jokes against African Americans and the Japanese.


Summary:

In THE GOODS, Don Ready (Jeremy Piven) is hired alongside his group of misfits to transform a failing car dealership into a booming business by training its employees to be first-rate salesmen. It contains extreme sexual content and nudity, abundant foul language, occult references to a ghost, and makes fun of God, Christians, the Japanese, and African Americans.


Review:

In THE GOODS, Don Ready (Jeremy Piven) is hired alongside his group of misfits to transform a failing car dealership into a booming business by training its employees to be first-rate salesmen. Ready trains them to do whatever necessary to make the sale, even if that means lying to a customer. As he gets more involved in his task, Ready is haunted by the ghosts of his past, quite literally. Will Ferrell plays the ghost of Ready’s former partner, who died while skydiving in order to fascinate customers. Ready must deal with this guilt as he learns to move on and find out his true purpose in life.
THE GOODS comes from the same minds that created TALLADEGGA NIGHTS and ANCHORMAN. The comedy is much the same but fails in almost every way. The jokes are focused more on being “racy” than clever. It is an irreverent comedy that pokes fun at God, Christians, the Japanese, and African Americans. None of the characters show any sign of redemption and are simply there to progress the paper-thin plot. The movie’s extreme content and amoral outlook will turn off most discerning moviegoers, and many who are not discerning.


In Brief:

In THE GOODS, Don Ready (Jeremy Piven) is hired alongside his group of misfits to transform a failing car dealership into a booming business by training its employees to be first-rate salesmen. Ready trains them to do whatever necessary to make the sale, even if that means lying to a customer. As he gets more involved, Ready is haunted by the ghosts of his past, quite literally. Will Ferrell plays the ghost of Ready’s former partner, who died while skydiving in order to fascinate customers. Ready must deal with this guilt as he learns to find out his true purpose in life.
THE GOODS comes from the same minds that created TALLADEGGA NIGHTS and ANCHORMAN. The comedy is much the same but fails in almost every way. The jokes are focused more on being “racy” than clever. It is an irreverent comedy that pokes fun at God, Christians, the Japanese, and African Americans. None of the characters show any sign of redemption and are simply there to progress the paper-thin plot. The movie’s extreme content and amoral outlook will turn off discerning moviegoers, and even many who lack discernment.