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The Good Times Kid (2005)

Azazel Jacobs , Gerardo Naranjo , Azazel Jacobs  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Azazel Jacobs, Gerardo Naranjo, Sara Diaz, Lucy Dodd, Pat Reynolds
  • Directors: Azazel Jacobs
  • Writers: Azazel Jacobs, Gerardo Naranjo
  • Producers: Andrew Mencher, Ernesto Garabito, Georgina Riedel, Oscar Alvarez, Richard Abramowitz
  • Format: Anamorphic, Widescreen, DTS Surround Sound, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Benten Films/Watchmaker Films
  • DVD Release Date: August 11, 2009
  • Run Time: 77 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0028YW3FG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #228,901 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Good Times Kid" on IMDb

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Hot-tempered Echo Park slacker Rodolfo Cano (Jacobs) enlists in the army to escape a meaningless existence with his free-spirited girlfriend Diaz (Sara Diaz). When his call-for-service letter somehow winds up in the hands of a quietly dignified loner who lives on a sailboat, their lives intersect in odd and beautifully unexpected ways.

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5.0 out of 5 stars For the Collective Good January 17, 2011
A masterwork of cinematic mood and ambiance. In the family tradition, Jacobs' work keeps us honest (and entertained) in a world of Disney rides on celluloid.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not A Good Time October 6, 2009
Independent film is an amazing thing, voices and visions that a studio won't buy into see the light of day. The Good Times Kid, unfortunately is one of those films that should have just stayed in the director's head.

The Good Times Kid is an ultra low budget film. It tried to be some kind of crazy story that should have deep meaning. One guy lives on a boat with junk laying all over, he can hardly get up and move. He looks like he took a bath a year ago. He gets a letter saying he has to report to military duty, because he enlisted in the army (I think he said something about it being a mistake, but most of his dialog is unintelligible). He goes to the recruiting office and meets another guy. He follows him home. At home we find the female lead of the movie living in the squallor of a dirty three room house. She's kooky, quirky, and unusual. Somehow the lead character decides to follow her around, but never really talks to her. Her boyfriend writes Shoot Here on his chest and just blindly walks around. The only interesting moment in the film, she does this kind of interesting cute dance for our lead male character.

Technically, this film is a total mess. Sound is miserably recorded, most of the dialog cannot be understood. The film stock is just horrible, that awful expired film night scene is cut right next to another location at night with perfect film. Gratefully this film is only one hour and 17 minutes long.

The bonus features on the DVD are some of the strangest I have ever witnessed. Although not in evidence or written anywhere, there is a 1950's underground film by a director with the same last name as this director and credited with being the influence for The Good Times Kid. It is possibly the director's father.
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