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The Good Guy

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language and some sexual content.
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Romance Comedy Drama
Length:
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Year of Release:
2010
USA Release:
February 19, 2010 (limited—10 theaters in NYC and LA)
DVD: June 22, 2010
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Relevant Issues
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Goodness

How good is good enough? Answer

Sin and the Bible

Are you good enough to get to Heaven? Answer


Money in the Bible

Does the Bible share any wisdom about investing? Answer


Couple in love. Photo copyrighted
TRUE LOVE—What is true love and how do you know when you have found it? Answer

Should I save sex for marriage? Answer

How can I deal with temptations? Answer

How far is too far? What are the guidelines for dating relationships? Answer

What are the consequences of sexual immorality? Answer

Fornication

Sex, Love & Relationships
Learn how to make your love the best it can be. Discover biblical answers to questions about sex, marriage, sexual addictions, and more.
Featuring: Alexis Bledel (Beth Vest—“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” “Tuck Everlasting,” “Sin City

Scott Porter (Tommy Fielding), Anna Chlumsky (Lisa), Bryan Greenberg (Daniel Seaver), Andrew McCarthy (Cash), Aaron Yoo (Steve-O), Kate Nauta (Cynthia), Luca Calvani (Paolo), Trini Alvarado (Sylvia), Colin Egglesfield (Baker), Adam LeFevre (Billy), Jessalyn Wanlim (Jordan), Adrian Martinez (Larry), Eric Thal (Stephens), Rana Davis (Cashier), Christine Evangelista (Brooke), more »
Director: Julio DePietro
Producer: Belladonna Productions, Whitest Pouring Films, Rene Bastian, Julio DePietro, Melanie J. Elin, Jonathan Mason, Linda Moran
Distributor: Roadside Attractions

“Will you know him when you meet him?”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “This story centers on an ambitious young Manhattanite (Alexis Bledel) and urban conservationist who wants a good job, good friends, and a good guy to share the city with.

Some guys seem to have it all: good looks, easy charm, and easy money. Tommy Fielding is one of those guys. Riding a streak of good fortune and a budding romance that could finally be the real thing, the rising young star on Wall Street chooses to spread the wealth, taking his seemingly hapless co-worker Daniel under his wing. But in teaching Daniel the ways of money and seduction, Tommy could become the unwitting agent of his own downfall. As the pressure builds for Tommy at work and in his new relationship, “The Good Guy” gives a true insider view of the culture of Wall Street and explores what it means to be “good” in that world. The answer might surprise you.”

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Movie Critics
…irksome, foulmouthed conversations reminiscent of Carrie Bradshaw & Co. on a NutraSweet high.) …amateurish—every emotional exchange is accompanied by insipid, high-volume pop songs…[2/5]
—David Fear, Time Out New York
…Handsome, well-done if too familiar look at the romantic and professional games played by upscale twentysomething Manhattan professionals working pre-recession. …
—Doris Toumarkine, The Hollywood Reporter
…a fine example of an interesting twist run amuck, writer-director Julio DePietro’s first feature gives us a standard romantic comedy, told from the perspective of the irredeemable cad who’s fated to lose the girl. Yet that structure—along with the unfortunately timed decision to set the film among loathsome Wall Street hedge-funders with all their attendant misogyny—deprives “The Good Guy” of even the genre’s most basic femme appeal. …
—Andrew Barker, Variety
…An alternate title might have been “Wall Street, Junior.”… The Boy Scout versus the cad is an old story, and the outcome of the competition is a romantic-comedy no-brainer. But the movie’s confident performances and its eye and ear for detail make “The Good Guy” a satisfying insider’s snapshot of a shark tank.
—Stephen Holden, The New York Times
…Yet another love-in-the-big-city movie, but with a male-makeover twist!… predictable and reductive…
—Alexis L. Loinaz, Metromix Chicago
…Needs a script bailout. …[0.5/4]
—Kyle Smith, New York Post