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The Good Guy

Romance . Comedy

Ambitious young Manhattanite and urban conservationist Beth (Bledel) wants it all: a good job, good friends, and a good guy to share the city with. Of course that last one is often the trickiest of all. Beth falls hard for Tommy (Porter), a sexy, young Wall Street hot-shot. But just as everything seems to be falling into place, complications arise in the form of Tommy's sensitive and handsome co-worker Daniel (Greenberg). Beth soon learns that the game of love in the big city is a lot like Wall Street -- high risk, high reward and everybody has an angle.

Actors: Trini Alvarado , Aaron Yoo , Scott Porter , Andrew McCarthy , Anna Chlumsky , Colin Egglesfield , Alexis Bledel , Bryan Greenberg , Kate Nauta
Directors: Julio DePietro
Country: USA
Release: 2010-02-19
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  • Roger Ebert

    It has smart characters, and is wise about the ones who try to tame their intelligence by acting out.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Doris Toumarkine

    Like its characters, Good Guy is sharp, fun and pleasant to behold, and its recreational, apartment and workplace locales are appropriately slick and showy.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Stephen Holden

    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.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Betsy Sharkey

    The result is a more-clever-than-most window into modern urban yuppie mating rituals, tracking just how tough it is to keep a grip on love and the corporate ladder at the same time.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • J.R. Jones

    Any movie that name-checks Ford Maddox Ford's novel "The Good Soldier" is OK by me, and clearly writer-director Julio DePietro has made a careful study of Ford's crafty, illusory narrative.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Adam Markovitz

    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.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    DePietro struggles to reconcile the perceived demands of the romantic comedy genre (though his film is more bittersweet than most) and the tang and hustle and detail of real life.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Ella Taylor

    DePietro is no cynic, and he means well--but he also means to corner the coveted "Dear John" demographic, which, in turn, means that The Good Guy suffers from the dreary want of imagination about the specificity of twentysomething life that has sunk so many other specimens of this battered genre.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • David Fear

    Such passé testosterone worship might have been passable if the filmmaking weren’t so amateurish--every emotional exchange is accompanied by insipid, high-volume pop songs--and the film’s self-satisfied chest-thumping didn’t extend to its creator as well.

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Elizabeth Weitzman

    With its cash-flashing men and dirty-talking women, the movie already feels dated. But it wouldn't have been much fun five years ago, either.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    It’s network television drama, starring actors best known for their TV work and full of the petty gripes and mild worries of characters who really have nothing compelling to worry about.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Andrew Barker

    Lacking much of a satirical bite, the pic's quasi-celebration of crude laddishness becomes oppressive.

    Variety Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    Not just a shabby "Wall Street" knockoff clogged with dull, jargon-spewing trading-desk scenes that fail to advance the plot in any way. It's also a nondescript "Sex and the City" retread.

    New York Post Full Review
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