Good Dick (2008)



Critic Consensus: Marianna Palka's quirky indie debut centred on two dysfunctional loners is hit and miss, but has enough originality to see it through.

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Movie Info

A vulnerable young woman gets into a relationship with a video store clerk.

Rating: R (for sexual content and language)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Marianna Palka
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 1, 2009
42 West - Official Site


as Video Store Clerk

as Woman's Dad

as Kissing Man

as Kissing Woman

as Old Woman

as Handsome Young Man

as Cafe Patron

as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Good Dick

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (12)

Surely some of the young woman's porn videos would make better viewing.

Full Review… | November 14, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Alternately compelling and dramatically limp, the film scores points for exploring unfamiliar territory but lacks the emotional depth to make some very strange behavior believable.

October 18, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A short and sweet anti-romantic comedy, Good Dick puts together a heav ily depressed young woman with a homeless clerk who rents her porn at a Los Angeles video store.

Full Review… | October 17, 2008
New York Post
Top Critic

As irritatingly monosyllabic as its characters, this indie 'romance' -- the quote marks aren't an accident -- feels over-workshopped and false at almost every point.

Full Review… | October 17, 2008
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Dysfunction beguiles in Good Dick, a perverse romantic comedy whose coarse title belies its tender heart.

October 17, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

Ultimately, the body part that gets the most play is the mouth, with the hyphenate and her personal-professional partner Ritter trading the sort of sub-Cassavetes banter that screams self-written acting exercises.

Full Review… | October 15, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Good Dick

Slow to start, but was worth sticking with.
Really good low budget movie about two damaged people. The two leads are great. Really very moving at the last scene where you start to understand what actually happened to that poor girl to make her the way she was.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

This movie trumps Punch-Drunk Love for strangest on-screen couple in a movie I've seen in recent months.

Daniel J DeMersseman

Super Reviewer

Very odd yet I completely loved it. Indie flick that doesn't seem so indie... Love the storyline, even though it's a bit crude, and am pleased with the results. Jason & Marianna were quite believable in their roles.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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