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Good Dick Reviews

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October 18, 2008
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.
October 9, 2008
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.
October 3, 2008
Marianna Palka's debut feature is a quirky, slight, self-absorbed study of romantic loners reaching out to one another in low-rent Los Angeles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 17, 2008
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 | Original Score: 1/5
January 22, 2008
An annoying example of self-therapy posing as art.
October 15, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 9, 2008
Another indie that wears its quirks and gritty "realism" a little too proudly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 26, 2011
Instead of embodying the fun and spirited fluff that a rom com should be, this film just grinds its teeth through the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 3, 2008
The film wears its arthouse aspirations all over the shelves. But the romance between Jason Ritter's shy Romeo and Palka's sullen loner is a morbidly peculiar stretch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2008
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 3, 2008
Despite an ambitiously dark premise, the writing isn't sharp enough despite a leavening courtesy of sub-High Fidelity-style joshing among the video geeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 8, 2008
Palka has an eye for authenticity -- the bland LA apartments, growling traffic and isolation of living in a city that requires people to make their own happiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 3, 2008
Widely liked, but it passed me by.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 3, 2008
Things happen eventually but we never really know what ails her or why the boy is so taken by her mute presence.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 9, 2008
Mostly the movie is eccentric and edgy in childish ways, relying on offhand shock and predictable revelations.
Read More | Original Score: D+
October 15, 2008
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/6
October 18, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 14, 2008
In another movie, the boy who pursues this girl would be a serial killer.
November 14, 2008
Surely some of the young woman's porn videos would make better viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 5, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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