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The Good Night

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The Good Night

The Good Night

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
93 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/05/07
performer:
Penelope Cruz, Martin Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Danny DeVito
director:
Jake Paltrow
distributor:
Yari Film Group
author:
5580
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a B

In wistful drama The Good Night, Gary (Martin Freeman) avoids his dreary life with nagging girlfriend Dora (Gwyneth Paltrow) by dozing off into a gauzy dreamworld inhabited by an idealized beauty (Penélope Cruz). This feature debut from writer-director Jake Paltrow (Gwyneth’s brother) is assured and appealing, even as it overplays Gary’s misery — it would be easier to believe he’s longing for his lost happiness with Dora if she weren’t such a shrew. EXTRAS Jake Paltrow, in his thoughtful commentary, says he shot the ”reality” scenes in 16mm to give Gary’s waking hours a ”flat and grainy and…s—ty look.” B

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