The Good Guy 2010 R CC

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(43) IMDb 5.9/10
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In this unconventional romance, ambitious young New Yorker Beth (Alexis Bledel) wants it all: a good job, good friends and a good guy to share the city with. However, she soon learns that the game of love in the big city is a lot like Wall Street - high risk, high reward.

Starring:
Alexis Bledel, Anna Chlumsky
Runtime:
1 hour 31 minutes

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Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Julio DePietro
Starring Alexis Bledel, Anna Chlumsky
Supporting actors Andrew McCarthy, Scott Porter, Colin Egglesfield, Kate Nauta, Bryan Greenberg, Aaron Yoo, Trini Alvarado, Adrian Martinez, Denise Vasi, Jessalyn Wanlim, Adam LeFevre, Christine Evangelista, Robert Bogue, Eric Thal, Luca Calvani, Monica Steuer, Sarah Glendening, Steve Antonucci
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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What I regret most is that I will never get back the time I wasted watching this stupid movie.
Ferdez
I love Alexis Bledel which is why I watched this movie but found myself later telling my single girlfriends to watch it because its a great movie!!
Alexa
The reveals at the end are believable but fall onto rather uni-dimensional character archetypes.
WhenAutumnLeavesStart2Fall

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11 of 11 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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10 of 11 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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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 Alexa on April 21, 2014
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Great movie!!! I love Alexis Bledel which is why I watched this movie but found myself later telling my single girlfriends to watch it because its a great movie!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cheresse on February 2, 2014
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Not the story line I was expecting from the movie. But I don't regret purchasing it. Acting was good, plot was so-so.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve K. on January 7, 2014
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Not sure if this needed to be made into a full length movie for theaters but it kept me interested. Guess the moral of the story is good guys don't always finish last. Decent acting for a low-budget movie.
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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 DesM1 on April 11, 2013
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I have always like Alexis Bledel as an actor. I think the story line is not too engaging. But it is one of those "feel good" movie so I gave it a 3 star rating.
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