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  • Actors: Alexis Bledel, Scott Porter, Bryan Greenberg, Anna Chlumsky, Andrew McCarthy
  • Directors: Julio DePietro
  • Writers: Julio DePietro
  • Producers: Julio DePietro, Jonathan Mason, Linda Moran, Melanie J. Elin, Rene Bastian
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: June 22, 2010
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003EYEE3S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,090 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Good Guy" on IMDb

Special Features

Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Julio DePietro and Cast Member Alexis Bledel
Theatrical Trailer

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Product Description

Ambitious young New Yorker Beth (Alexis Bledel) wants it all: a good job, good friends and a good guy to share the city with. Of course that last one is trickiest of all, as Beth discovers when she falls hard for Tommy (Scott Porter), a handsome, young Wall Street hotshot. Just as everything seems to be falling into place, Beth meets Tommy’s shy, clumsy co-worker Daniel (Bryan Greenberg) – and 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

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The crystal-blue eyes of Alexis Bledel are the prize for which two men vie in The Good Guy. Tommy (Scott Porter from the TV series Friday Night Lights) has a great life: he's highly placed on Wall Street and has a smart and beautiful girlfriend, Beth (Bledel, Gilmore Girls). But when he tries to turn the awkward Daniel (Bryan Greenberg, The Perfect Score) into his protégé at the firm, Daniel proves to be an unexpected catalyst in Tommy's life--and Beth's. The Good Guy mixes familiar platitudes about men and women with some surprisingly fresh observations about men and women. The characters actually reveal themselves over time, turning out to be different than you might expect. It's far from perfect--the pace is a little too leisurely and some elements are a little too pat (Beth's book club is reading a novel that sounds suspiciously like the movie itself). Nonetheless, The Good Guy never turns predictable and--though the characters all live in million-dollar New York apartments--there are surprisingly realistic touches throughout, an attention to human details that all too often get lost in Hollywood movies. Also featuring Andrew McCarthy (Pretty in Pink) as Tommy's sleazy boss. --Bret Fetzer

Customer Reviews

I recommend The Good Guy for those who enjoy romantic drama.
Amanda Stephenson
It doesn't have the typical flow which can be good for a change but I just didn't really care for this one.
kbuilder
Don't waste your time watching this movie because you will regret it!!
Ferdez

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Yutzler on July 12, 2010
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First of all, this movie seems to be billed as some kind of romantic comedy starring Alexis Bledel. It isn't. Rather, it is a character study focusing on narrator / protagonist Tommy (Scott Porter), a charismatic but manipulative Wall Street trader. Secondary focus is placed on his girlfriend Beth (Bledel) and his awkward protege Daniel (Bryan Greenberg) as they try to figure out their place in this Type-A dominated world. The goal is not necessarily to like any of the three characters, just to understand them.

The plot itself is pretty simple but the writer/director compensated by making every attempt to come across as believable and authentic as possible. Usually this hits the mark, but not always. Most of the locations such as offices, apartments, and bars are spot-on and I found most of the dialog and interplay quite believable. On the flip side, while I believe that Alexis Bledel could live in NYC for a while and never have heard of The Cloisters, I find it unfathomable that Beth, an anthropologist, would not. This is a pretty big oversight considering how important a role the excursion to The Cloisters has in establishing Tommy's ability to sweep Beth of her feet. Along these lines, I think the writing went a little too far with the foreshadowing. For example, comparing a book club book to the story itself smacks of trying too hard to be clever.

This leaves the acting. I thought the casting and performances were excellent, with all of the characters fitting the bill perfectly, no matter how minor. This is what I appreciated most about the film - the glimpse into these people's lives provided by the portrayals. They were serious when they mean to be serious, funny when it is meant to be funny, and it all felt genuine. There isn't enough to it to consider a 5* rating, but I believe it is successful in achieving what it sets out to do.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Jones on July 24, 2010
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This is a very underrated and underpublicized movie that will be remembered 20 years from now. I liked the script, the characters (thumbs up for Andrew McCarthy as "Cash"), the acting, and the scenery. Directing was first rate and the director seems to have excellent potential. The movie had an "authentic" feel to it. Kudos to Bledel for choosing a movie with mature and semi-dark themes. I would like to see Bledel in a movie along the lines of Erin Brokovich rather than Post Grad.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By MilitaryWife&Mom on February 20, 2013
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I was really disappointed to find that I wasted my money on this movie only to realize that the F*** word makes up every other word in the first 5 minutes of the movie. Offensive, completely un-necessary, repulsive, juvenile, annoying... The list goes on and on. It completely ruined the possibility of me continuing to watch this movie. I'm a young, educated woman. I don't want to hear that ridiculous mess. It is a turn off and absolutely ruins the movie-watching experience for me. What a waste of good talent when the writers/director/producers can't or aren't willing to come up with anything more educated than having the actors say "F*F*F*F*F*F*F*F*F*" repeatedly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ColoradoKiki on October 6, 2014
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The movie lacked a lot of character development. The movie was moving along at a fine pace and then all of a sudden ended. I also have never met a man who has played a woman for about four months and gotten away with it, so that part wasn't great for me. This movie is fine if you're looking for a something silly to watch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 26, 2014
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The story had some big wholes at the end. This is not a memorable movie. Bledel plays a role very similar to her Gilmore Girls role.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deanna on December 1, 2013
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I hate it when movies start with the ending then start telling how everyone got there. Having said that, the movie is OK. The acting is decent and the plot is interesting. It did have a nice life lesson about being true to yourself, yada yada yada. The true ending was a bit too abrupt for me, but overall it was an OK movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ella Lopez on February 4, 2013
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Upon first viewing I hated it. It's so predictable. Not a good story at all. But I love Scott Porter and if you like him, it's worth a watch. Gave it 3 stars because I think Scott's so perfect, it was good to see a different version of him for once.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Noah A. Lefevre on September 2, 2014
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It's more of a Wall Street movie than love story. The main guy becomes very arrogant and when he gets rich, and has too many women in his life. A new guy who had served in Army comes along and is liked by his boss' girl friend.
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