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3.5 out of 5 stars (67) IMDb 6.3/10
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Inspired by one of the most notorious unsolved missing person cases in New York history, All Good Things is a love story and murder mystery set against the backdrop of a 1980‚s real estate dynasty. David Marks, the heir to his family‚s fortune, meets working class Katie and they flee the city for a simple life in the country. Eventually they are lured back to the city by his father, where David mysteriously turns more controlling and violent. When Katie disappears without a trace, and David‚s best friend turns up dead, David becomes the main suspect and the family‚s dark secrets lead the way to a disturbing truth.

Starring:
Frank Langella, John Doman
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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 41 minutes
Starring Frank Langella, John Doman, Diane Venora, Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, Trini Alvarado, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kristen Wiig, John Cullum, Philip Baker Hall
Director Andrew Jarecki
Genres Drama
Studio HIGH FLIERS
Rental release 18 February 2013
Main languages English

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I purchased this film after I watched 'The Jinx - The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst' which is an excellent documentary about the true story which 'All Good Things' is based on. Given the fascinating source material and the fact that Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst star in this film (I like a few Gosling films and loved Dunst in Fargo season two) I had high hopes for this film, but it was a bit of a disappointment.

If you have already watched the Jinx, this is essentially just a film version of what is covered in the documentary but it's not a very polished film and I wasn't convinced by any of the acting. If you've never seen 'The Jinx' I suggest you purchase that instead of this film as it's much better and it's the true story.
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Based on a true life 'murder', this was very interesting and as far fetched as only true life can be. Ryan Gosling's performance as the husband was very disturbing.
Great chemistry between the two leads. Well worth a look.
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Andrew Jarecki’s intriguing “inspired by a true story” film is part crime thriller, part doomed romance and part Freudian family study and most certainly one of the creepiest and unnerving movies I have watched in some time. There are three stand-out performances which dominate proceedings and raise the film beyond the quality of its often disjointed screenplay. Frank Langella as overbearing patriarch Sandford Marks, a powerful wealthy New York landlord of prime Manhattan commercial properties; Ryan Gosling as David, his charming, handsome but increasingly moody and unhinged eldest son; Kirsten Dunst as Katie, his attractive but increasingly troubled and scared wife. Although the narrative spans 30 years there is a sense that much is left untold and for some the concluding inferences may not be enough to satisfy expectations. If this is the case, I suggest viewing Jarecki’s 2015 documentary The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, the person this film is based on. Fact, or rather reality, it appears, can sometimes be much stranger than fiction.
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Okay, let's forget the end which sort of fizzled out, on the whole the film was FANTASTIC. The acting, the suspense, the chemistry, a true psychological thriller!

The beginning (rich boy and average girl falling in love, getting married) was fast-paced and involving, and then, the strange things started to happen. I thought the building up of something unknown and malicious was very cleverly done, the wickedness of David Marks, brilliantly portrayed by Ryan Gosling, was palpable. Of course we never know did he, did he not, of course we are not sure if he is crazy or if the world is playing a joke on him, but one thing is clear - Ryan Gosling is one brilliant actor - the scenes where he plays a woman are a punch to your stomach!

And Kirsten Dunst, she plays her role so well, she effortlessly and so believably portrays a woman confused to comprehend who her husband truly is. And who is David Marks (a character based on a suspect in one of the most notorious missing person case of the New York history, still unsolved)?

Recommended, if you love psychological thrillers, eerie films based on real stories and/or Ryan Gosling.
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By Brit Boy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Dec. 2013
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'All Good Things' is a based on a real life murder/missing persons case that took place in America from the eighties. Given the nature of the story, the film adaption offers plenty of drama.

Set in 1970s New York City, household name Ryan Gosling once again proves himself as one of the most talented actors of his generation. The character he plays his time is David Marks, the son of a powerful man who owns acres of real estate. David falls in love with a beautiful student called Katie (played by Kirsten Dunst), and unlike himself, she comes from a working class family. Despite their different backgrounds, the couple are soon married and move to the country to own a heath food shop called 'All Good Things' and start a new life together. We quickly learn more about David's fractured past and after being lured back to their old hometown by his father, we see David turn controlling and violent, especially when Katie suggests having children, and when she becomes increasingly more independent. As secrets of his family are revealed, Katie disappears without a trace. When his best friend is found dead, the 20 year old missing persons case is reopened, with David as the prime suspect. All of the evidence is laid in front of the viewer, who can make up their own mind as to whether David Marks is innocent or guilty.

All of these happenings are told by himself in a flashback, at the start of the film he is seen taking about his life through interview. Within the first few minutes we know that his father is alive, and his mother passed away when David was only seven. We see home video footage of him as a little boy, looking like every other happy child, and playing with his mother.
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The disappearance of Kathie McCormack who has never been found.
This is a love story and murder mystery set in the 1980s. David played by Ryan Gosling comes from a wealthy family and not all the money comes from legal business. The head of the family is played by Frank Langella and he is excellent and sinister. Katie played by Kirsten Dunst is the girl David falls in love with and marries against dad's wishes. All seems fine between the couple but when Katie finds herself pregnant things turn nasty as we see another side of David, an ugly side. She has an abortion. Not long after this Katie disappears.
The film starts in 1971 and around 2001 the DA re-opens the missing case file. We know there's a court case which we don't see a lot of but we hear several voice overs recounting events that took place. The acting is spot on and all the characters are believable as the film plays out in a powerful drama that's very entertaining and comes in a good package of extras. My only complaint was that the ending did not satisfy me, but that's just me. Other than that it's a good 3 star film bumped up to 4 thanks to the generous extras.
Extras include 2 coms, interviews, deleted, all good things, researching the original story, unravelling the story, wrinkles in time and trailers. USA Release Region 1.
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