The GoodTimesKid
The GoodTimesKid (2005)

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,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 12, 2005
DVD Release Date: August 11, 2009
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Very rough, very funny, with sensibilities derived equally from Chaplin, Jim Jarmusch, and the Gang of Four.

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David Cornelius

The film says so much while saying so little, and it leaves us smiling over its silent wonders.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

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.

Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

Azazel Jacobss unexpectedly beguiling romantic comedy, The GoodTimesKid, finds poetry in wordless scenes of observation.

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Karina Longworth

Photographed with a shabby romanticism.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Minimalist day in the life of the angry young leaves us wondering.

Ed Halter
Village Voice

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.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Jacobs Jr. gives us a film perched somewhere between the realistic solipsism of Mutual Attraction and the insufferable quirk of Garden State.

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