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A hipster take on the well-traveled road movie, The Go-Getter features nice performances, but ultimately fails to carve its own path. Read critic reviews
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Nick the Potter, Dutch the Trumpeter, Joaquin the Motel Clerk
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Apr 25, 2012A directorial debut to be proud of, The Go-Getter has the feel of a really good 90's film, updated slightly for contemporary audiences. Zooey Deschanel and Jena Malone have stellar showings, being the perfect faces for an independent film such as this. Lou Taylor Pucci carries the lead well, as the gentle car thief that travels to inform his drifter brother that their mother has passed away. His naivety and along with the slow-moving pace of the film help create a mellow drama along the likes of All The Reals Girls and Dandelion.
Jan 04, 2012Manifesting the spirit of indie music (almost exclusively M. Ward, who appears on screen early on and also began his "She and Him" music collaboration with Zooey Deschanel after they met during filming), this movie wants to be sloppy and include an individual's smaller moments and dialogue because it's more real and intimate than exclusively polished, succinct scenes that methodically push a plot forward. The writer/director didn't really know his characters though, and so this movie felt so forced and fake that the individuals were unbelievable and unrecognizable as humans. 60 minutes in, I started wondering if this was just a vehicle for M. Ward songs.
May 14, 2011Against it's own self sabotage, I enjoyed "The Go-Getter." The film never really goes anywhere in terms of plot (which is odd since it's a road movie) but it's the quieter moments that make it bearable. Nice performances from Lou Taylor Pucci, Zooey Deschanel, Jena Malone and a plethora of small side characters, this is a light, sometimes emotional, sometimes dumb coming of age film. It may be extremely 'indie' but it has it's moments.
Aug 29, 2010Kind of in the middle about liking and disliking. The cast was great along with the storyline, yet it failed to deliver the way it could have. Zooey = AMAZING! And even though through the first half all you get is her voice, she really brings the film to life. Lou was stinkin' adorable...Leigh R Super Reviewer