Good Dick
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When a lonely young girl named Anna walks into her local independent video store in search of an erotic film, the clerk behind the counter vows to transcend her emotional barriers and win her heart in this quirky relationship comedy written, directed by, and starring Marianna Palka. Though the lovelorn clerk in question (Jason Ritter) is a bit of a creep and perhaps even a potential stalker, the contentious relationship forged between the pair as he repeatedly seeks Anna's affections (and is continually shot down) eventually leads to an unusual, yet wholly unavoidable, confrontation that… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

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"Surely some of the young woman's porn videos would make better viewing."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"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."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Instead of embodying the fun and spirited fluff that a rom com should be, this film just grinds its teeth through the process."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"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."
‑ David D'Arcy, Screen International
"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."
‑ James Greenberg, Hollywood Reporter
"Dysfunction beguiles in Good Dick, a perverse romantic comedy whose coarse title belies its tender heart."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"A weird love story between two damaged souls."
‑ Don Groves,
"In another movie, the boy who pursues this girl would be a serial killer."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"The independently minded have spirits to aflame."
‑ Jonathan W. Hickman, Entertainment Insiders
"A short and sweet anti-romantic comedy, Good Dick puts together a heav ily depressed young woman with a homeless clerk who rents her porn at a Los Angeles video store."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"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."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"...a lot more poignant than most of Hollywood's big-budget, star-studded takes on the subject."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"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."
‑ Ethan Alter, Giant Magazine
"Good Dick manages to be a squirmily charming romantic movie, chockablock with surprising details."
‑ Mark Peikert, New York Press
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