The Good Night

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>1</span>/5

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Time Out says

Tue Jan 15 2008

Gary’s been seeing the woman of his dreams, then wakes up and curses each day he spends toiling away on promo jingles. It’s a comedown for this former ’90s pop sensation, but hard for us to have much sympathy or to care very much whether he gets it together with the submissive feminine figment of his imagination.

The who-gives-a-toss factor is leaping off the scale in this self-indulgent, poorly dramatised début from Paltrow frère, who gives sis Gwyneth a thankless role as the sensible but very whiny partner to Martin Freeman’s befuddled protagonist, casts Simon Pegg as his obnoxious best mate in a desperate bid to make him seem more amiable, and pores over translucently clad Penélope Cruz in sundry repetitive reveries. Skimming through comedy, satire and cautionary tale, it’s all somewhat vague – exasperatingly so when suggestive artiness seems to have been intended. Not as clever as it thinks.

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Release details

UK release:

2007

Duration:

93 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Jake Paltrow

Screenwriter:

Jake Paltrow

Cast:

Martin Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Penélope Cruz, Danny DeVito, Simon Pegg

Music:

Alec Puro

Cinematography:

Giles Nuttgens

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Courtney Fish

What a waste of electricity.Tries to be clever but I missed the point. The phrase "with hilarious consequences" on the box notes should have put me off. The director must have blackmailed the cast to take part in it.

Courtney Fish

What a waste of electricity.Tries to be clever but I missed the point. The phrase "with hilarious consequences" on the box notes should have put me off. The director must have blackmailed the cast to take part in it.

ross

I enjoyed this one. I thought the director really hit upon real life thoughts of exasperation and the constant attempt for further fulfillment, I found myself relating to alot of the situations which provoked some thought and a great deal of amusement. It was also at a nice pace. I think these other reviews are just a bit on the harsh side

ross

I enjoyed this one. I thought the director really hit upon real life thoughts of exasperation and the constant attempt for further fulfillment, I found myself relating to alot of the situations which provoked some thought and a great deal of amusement. It was also at a nice pace. I think these other reviews are just a bit on the harsh side

Paul

They don't much worse than this, and the review is spot on. Despite some names that might attract, don't take the bait and hang onto your money. Go watch paint dry instead.

Paul

They don't much worse than this, and the review is spot on. Despite some names that might attract, don't take the bait and hang onto your money. Go watch paint dry instead.