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The Good Guy

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POWER COUPLE Scott Porter and Alexis Bledel are young and in love in The Good Guy
Walter Thomson

The Good Guy

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
90 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/19/10
performer:
Alexis Bledel, Bryan Greenberg, Scott Porter, Anna Chlumsky
director:
Julio DePietro
distributor:
Roadside Attractions
author:
Julio DePietro
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C

There might be an okay movie buried inside this unfocused dramedy about a love triangle involving a cocky banker (Porter), his girlfriend (Bledel), and his new co-worker (Greenberg). The Good Guy has a few half-cute moments, some chuckles, and enough pretty faces to cast at least two TV pilots. What it doesn’t have is a clue. One by one, each scene goes slack as the script struggles with Screenwriting 101 problems like who the main character is and what he wants — not to mention why any of us should care in the first place. C

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