The Good Night (2007)

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Critic Consensus: That The Good Night is the work of a first-time writer/director is apparent, as the story feels disjointed and never connects with the audience.


Movie Info

Written and directed by Jake Paltrow, the romantic comedy The Good Night stars Martin Freeman as a onetime pop superstar who has swallowed his pride and now makes a living as a jingle writer. Although he has a steady relationship with a longtime girlfriend (Gwyneth Paltrow), he has become bored with her even though he loves her and dreams often of his idealized perfect woman (PenÚlope Cruz). One day he meets that dream girl in the flesh, forcing him to confront his feelings for his girlfriend … More

Rating: R (for language and some sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jake Paltrow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 1, 2008
Runtime:
Yari Film Group

Cast


as Alan Weigert

as Norman

as Karlheinz

as Shawna

as Ballet Teacher

as Italian Slickster 1

as Italian Slickster 2

as Gary's Neighbor

as Studio Assistant

as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Good Night

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (12)

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.

Full Review… | January 18, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

The tone is all over the place.

Full Review… | October 6, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

The sort of movie you forget even as you're watching it.

Full Review… | October 5, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

As thin and wispy as a dream you can't quite remember in the morning.

Full Review… | October 5, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

[A] witless whimsy.

Full Review… | February 4, 2015
Financial Times

Flawed, but with enough interest to suggest Jake Paltrow may be one to keep an eye out for in future.

Full Review… | June 13, 2008
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for The Good Night

½

Lackluster tale of a man torn between the iddylic dream life or the difficult, if more substantial, life in the real. Altho a nice middling story with okey-dokey dialogue, there's nada here to herald significant interest.

ApeneckFletcher
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Terrible movie i was open to this movie! it sounded like a nice sweet fantasy movie that might actually be good but this was probably the worse movie ive ever seen.
it has so few laughs that if you miss them you'd think there isnt any! the storyline is boring slow and boring with nit very much going on and in the end leaves you confused i wouldnt recommend this movie to anyone!!

FiLmCrAzY
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

½

Original and intriguing story, about a former popstar, who as a result of hitting a mid-life crisis, develops an obsessive interest in lucid dreaming. An interest which becomes the trigger for a remarkable, surreal and ultimately life-changing journey.

Besides a good and well-written storyline, this movie sure managed to squeeze in a lot familiar faces, american and british actors alike. None of them really stood out from the rest, but they all played their roles well, even if the chemistry between some of the actors could have been a bit better.

For all its strengths, however, it's not really the sort of film that will have you jump with excitement, nor stay in your memory for very long. It's hard to point out exactly why that is, but it felt like it was missing one or two key ingredients for me to wanna give it a higher rating than I have.

In any case, if you're looking for something out of the ordinary or Charlie Kaufman-ish, then you should give this one a go. Because despite falling short of greatness, it still remains a better-than-average dramedy.

CloudStrife84
Mike S

Super Reviewer

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