Instead of embodying the fun and spirited fluff that a rom com should be, this film just grinds its teeth through the process.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
A weird love story between two damaged souls.
| Original Score: 3/5
...a lot more poignant than most of Hollywood's big-budget, star-studded takes on the subject.
| Original Score: 6/10
One of the weakest competition entries at Sundance Fest this year, this pseudo romantic-erotic feature promises more than it can deliver, and after a cute beginning falls apart.
| Original Score: C-
Surely some of the young woman's porn videos would make better viewing.
| Original Score: 1/4
In another movie, the boy who pursues this girl would be a serial killer.
All of the most annoying elements of independent cinema are on full display in Good Dick, a painfully awkward attempt at...well, I'm not sure what exactly.
Marianne Palka's comedy, which she wrote and stars in, lacks the script, acting and the laughs to rise in the marketplace above similar Sundance-style fare, despite the sado-masochistic streak.
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.
The independently minded have spirits to aflame.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
| Original Score: 1/5
Dysfunction beguiles in Good Dick, a perverse romantic comedy whose coarse title belies its tender heart.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Good Dick manages to be a squirmily charming romantic movie, chockablock with surprising details.
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.
| Original Score: 2/6
A distinctly unlikable movie about dislikable people, writer/director/actor Marianna Palka's mumblecore version of dysfunctional romance is the most unromantic picture of the year.
| Original Score: D
Good Dick carries its messed-up, highly improbable premise so lightly and gracefully that it ultimately comes off as a sweet, plausible and curiously grounded love story.
| Original Score: 4/5
Another indie that wears its quirks and gritty "realism" a little too proudly.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Mostly the movie is eccentric and edgy in childish ways, relying on offhand shock and predictable revelations.
| Original Score: D+
Unfortunately, Good Dick is all high-wire act, determinedly thwarting the expectations of its genre but unable to present a wholly successful alternative to romcom conventionality.