The Good Night
The Good Night (2007)

Written and directed by Jake Paltrow, the romantic comedy The Good Night stars Martin Freeman as a onetime pop superstar who has swallowed his pride and now makes a living as a jingle writer. Although he has a steady relationship with a… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 1, 2008
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: That The Good Night is the work of a first-time writer/director is apparent, as the story feels disjointed and never connects with the audience.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Skimming through comedy, satire and cautionary tale, it's all somewhat vague - exasperatingly so when suggestive artiness seems to have been intended. Not as clever as it thinks.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

As thin and wispy as a dream you can't quite remember in the morning.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

[A] witless whimsy.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

The tone is all over the place.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The comedy of male midlife angst dates back at least to The Seven-Year Itch, when it was sweet and innocent. Each time it is recycled, it gets more sour and joyless.

Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Flawed, but with enough interest to suggest Jake Paltrow may be one to keep an eye out for in future.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The sort of movie you forget even as you're watching it.

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Jan Stuart
Newsday

The Good Night has flashes of bookish wit, but never quite recovers from the metronomic monotony of its first half.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a low-key yet consistently engaging effort...

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Lackluster tale of a man torn between the iddylic dream life or the difficult, if more substantial, life in the real. Altho a nice middling story with… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
I have been watching a lot of good independent films right now and this one is probably one of the best indie films I've seen in a while. Well, next to… More
Film Crazy
Terrible movie i was open to this movie! it sounded like a nice sweet fantasy movie that might actually be good but this was probably the worse movie ive ever… More
Curtis Lilly
Nothing profound here, but I do like the idea that even with the ability to control dreams, someone would chose to be with their actual partner and not a… More
Mike S
Original and intriguing story, about a former popstar, who as a result of hitting a mid-life crisis, develops an obsessive interest in lucid dreaming. An… More
Stefanie C
interesting film on dreams, aspirations, and reality.