The GoodTimesKid (2005)




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Filmmaker Azazel Jacobs offers an absurdist look at life in early-21st Century Los Angeles with this quietly comic tale of two men with the same name, and the woman suddenly caught between them. When jumbled names, an army recruitment slip, and the curiosity of a single man set three unlikely people on a personal odyssey of self-discovery, the stage is set for a quirky tale that follows in the tradition of such cinematic pioneers as Jim Jarmusch, Alex Cox, and Stephen Frears.
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Critic Reviews for The GoodTimesKid

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Full Review… | October 17, 2008
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Very rough, very funny, with sensibilities derived equally from Chaplin, Jim Jarmusch, and the Gang of Four.

Full Review… | April 26, 2007
Boston Globe
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Full Review… | February 2, 2007
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 2, 2007
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Azazel Jacobss unexpectedly beguiling romantic comedy, The GoodTimesKid, finds poetry in wordless scenes of observation.

Full Review… | January 17, 2007
New York Times
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Though the film never transcends its own neo-boho quirk, it concludes in a marvelous final shot: a long take set to Gang of Four, grungy and materialist in the Jacobs tradition.

Full Review… | January 16, 2007
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for The GoodTimesKid

In Azazel Jacobs film The Good Times Kid, the lives of two unrelated men, both named Rodolfo Cano, intertwine during a 24 hour time window in LA. They are both brought together when one of the Rodolfo's in mistaken by the US Army for the other, who has enlisted into the service. Thrown in the middle is Diaz, well played by the luminescent Sara Diaz, who toggles between the two when deciding her own future. What plays out is quite reminiscent to the early films of Jim Jarmusch, complete with understated performances, key musical moments and the saving grace of the film, stunning cinematography by Eric Curtis and director Jacobs. An extremely charming an interesting film that slipped under the radar back in 2005 but deserves a good look.

Generoso Fierro
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