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The Good Night 2007

3.2 out of 5 stars (26) IMDb 5.9/10

Comedy starring Penelope Cruz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Martin Freeman. Gary (Freeman) searches for perfection in life, love, and art through a relationship with a literal dream girl when he sleeps at night. In reality, Gary is a once successful musician, struggling with his career and an inert relationship with his girlfriend Dora (Paltrow).

Starring:
Keith Allen, Steffan Boje
Runtime:
1 hour, 33 minutes

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Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Jake Paltrow
Starring Keith Allen, Steffan Boje
Supporting actors Penélope Cruz, Danny DeVito, Sonia Doubell, Martin Freeman, Michael Gambon, Stephen Graham, Kate Harper, Gael Le Cornec, Bruno Lastra, Martino Lazzeri, Meredith MacNeill, Gwyneth Paltrow, Simon Pegg, Amber Sealey, Skye Bennett, Joyce Springer, Finty Williams, Juliana Kiehl
Studio Momentum Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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By Dr Evil VINE VOICE on 31 Jan. 2009
Format: DVD
'The Good Night' is about a guy named Gary (Martin Freeman) who used to be in a band and is now making music for TV ads. His relationship with his girlfriend (Gwyneth Paltrow) is going down the drain and the only thing he has that makes him happy in his life is his dreams about a beautiful woman (Penelope Cruz) every night.

I'd read some pretty bad reviews of 'The Good Night' but I wasn't expecting it to be this awful. Not even comedy greats like Simon Pegg and Danny DeVito (ok, and Martin Freeman) couldn't save this from being one of the most boring and pointless films that I have ever seen. I mean what is it? - Comedy, drama, rom-com? It has literally no genre to fit into as nothing happens at all. It is a rubbish story, has rubbish acting from the whole cast who are all usually very good in anything else they're in and it really felt like all of them really couldn't be bothered.

The only thing 'The Good Night' is good for is to help you get to sleep as you'll be nodding off in no time, it is that dull and uninteresting. Even if you are a die hard fan of any of the actors in this film I still strongly recommend not watching this.
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An assured, quietly quirky debut from Jake Paltrow, who has evidently pulled in an impressively strong transatlantic cast on the strength of his surname. And good on him. I actually found this DVD in the one pound bucket of a supermarket, and can only assume it didn't get the distribution it deserves due to shoddy marketing and its resistance to being easily pigeonholed as either a drama, comedy or pop-tinged indie flick. That said, it walks a fine line between the genres very well - a sort of hip, dark grey rather than black comedy - and the casting and direction are bang on.

Freeman is satsifyingly ordinary as the protagonist, baffled by his failing relationship with the dowdy, nagging, arty Paltrow. Pegg is his odiously over-sexed, under-loved music industry best friend, Cruz is the exquisite siren of their (in Freeman's case, lucid) dreams and De Vito plays his normal downtrodden Italian New Yorker with casual aplomb and a twist - he's a dream counsellor: a squalid, quietly charismatic little guru.

Cameos from Michael Gambon, Keith Allen and Jarvis Cocker are scattered throughout the film in a faux-documentary style, giving it a rock n roll edge which never overwhelms the whimsical and philosophical elements of the film, nor breaks the gentle but effective narrative pace.

The score features T'Pau, Pulp and classicised Blur. Lovely almost character tracks in themselves.

Fans of Charlie Kaufman, Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry should definitely give it a go. For me, it sits in the same satisfying bracket.
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I had the pleasure to see 'The Good Night' after waiting almost two years to see it due to limited release. I expected someting interesting, but alas, this film somehow found a place deep inside my heart.

Similar themes have been done from 'Vanilla Sky' to 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', but 'The Good Night' is much more subtle and quiet; it feels more organic and real, winding up to an ending I did not expect, leaving me with emotions I can't quite explain.

Jake's direction is quite brilliant: from using clunky video shots in the 'real' world contrasted by the divinely photographed scenes in the dream sequences, to photographically placing the arguing couples in their own separate 'units' as a visual metaphor. Both the male and female characters look similar, yet differ completely in temperament, signifying the archetypal poles of men and women.

The music was also well chosen, especially the end sequence, invoking the oddest emotions I have felt in a long time.

'The Good Night' is probably one of the most interesting films I have seen in years: a quiet yet endearing script, finished in the most subtle direction.

It is one of those films that will be re-discovered in years to come by sensitive souls, placing it firmly with the likes of Anthony Minghella's and Tom Tykwer's quiet diamonds, lost in the madness of Hollywood Land.

I hope that Jake Paltrow will endure and return; he has much to gift the world...
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What a pity this film is such a let down. I love all the actors and their work so I assumed this would be just brilliant. Don't get me wrong - the acting is very good as usual by all but the film just lacks that something that makes a film watchable. there is no buzz in the film at all and it seems to not get out of first gear. A very missable film indeed.
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I have purchased Martin Freeman's back catalogue available on DVD (with the exception of the awful Hitchhiker's Guide - Sorry, Martin, definitely not YOUR fault!) and suppose I could therefore be considered somewhat biased with regards to my opinion of his work. I'm not sure that one should say to have enjoyed a film with such an essentially deeply saddening storyline (and an end that - to me - was unexpected and truly shocking!), but - as usual - Martin Freeman carries this film effortlessly and was a joy to watch.

Well worth watching, especially if picked up at low cost, if only to see the tragic and ingenious end.
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