The Good Night
The Good Night (2007)

Gary, a once successful musician, struggles with his career and an inert relationship with his girlfriend Dora. As his work as a commercial jingle writer spirals into ever more degrading depths, his best friend and former band mate Paul… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 5, 2007
DVD 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.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Writer-director Jake Paltrow's (yes, brother of Gwennie) debut feature is exquisitely romantic, painful, and riotous; everyone's lonely and going about it wrong.

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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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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

[A] witless whimsy.

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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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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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Keith Phipps
AV Club

The tone is all over the place.

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.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

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