The GoodTimesKid
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Filmmaker Azazel Jacobs offers an absurdist look at life in early-21st Century Los Angeles with this quietly comic tale of two men with the same name, and the woman suddenly caught between them. When jumbled names, an army recruitment slip, and the curiosity of a single man set three unlikely people on a personal odyssey of self-discovery, the stage is set for a quirky tale that follows in the tradition of such cinematic pioneers as Jim Jarmusch, Alex Cox, and Stephen Frears. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Very rough, very funny, with sensibilities derived equally from Chaplin, Jim Jarmusch, and the Gang of Four."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"The film says so much while saying so little, and it leaves us smiling over its silent wonders."
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
"Writer-director Azazel Jacob's bittersweet, wistfully minimalist comedy charts a day and a half in the lives of two restless, unhappy men -- both named Rodolfo Cano -- and the woman who finds herself trapped in the mesh of their discontents."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Azazel Jacobss unexpectedly beguiling romantic comedy, The GoodTimesKid, finds poetry in wordless scenes of observation."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times
"Photographed with a shabby romanticism."
‑ Karina Longworth, SpoutBlog
"Minimalist day in the life of the angry young leaves us wondering."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"Though the film never transcends its own neo-boho quirk, it concludes in a marvelous final shot: a long take set to Gang of Four, grungy and materialist in the Jacobs tradition."
‑ Ed Halter, Village Voice
"Jacobs Jr. gives us a film perched somewhere between the realistic solipsism of Mutual Attraction and the insufferable quirk of Garden State."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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