The Good Night (2008)

The Good Night
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Moderate coarse language and sexual references

Director: Jake Paltrow
Actors: Danny DeVito, Penelope Cruz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Simon Pegg, Martin Freeman, Michael Gambon

Gary Shaller is at a crossroads in his life: his job is going nowhere, his wife, Dora, drives him crazy, and he passed his thirtieth birthday four years ago. Add to that his best friend Paul seems to become more successful every time he breathes. Gary is feeling depressed and dejected until he meets Anna. She's beautiful and smart; she's sexy and funny. Best of all, she's crazy about Gary. Anna is the girl of Gary's dreams literally. And that's the problem. Gary can only see Anna in his dream life, so he's got to find a way to carry on the most satisfying relationship of his life, in his dreams. His quest for lucid dreaming techniques introduces Gary to some crazy characters who ultimately give him a new perspective on life.

Status: QuickPick
Run time: 93mins
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Member Reviews (11)

One of the worst movies I have ever seen, went nowhere and was boring boring boring!!!!!!
Posted Thursday, 3 November 2011 See my other reviews
I liked it a lot, more because of the great cast than the actual story but it was very easy to follow - these people who were confused about the plot must be a bit thick!
Posted Monday, 6 December 2010 See my other reviews
Mark R.
Became a bit tedious and confusing midway through in what was dream and what was reality. However, stick with it as the shock ending makes the whole movie. Probably will never watch it again because it definitely is a one watch movie - unless you have dementia.
Posted Friday, 12 March 2010 See my other reviews
Joy S.
We could not persevere with this movie, gave up after about 15 minutes. Not my cup of tea.
Posted Monday, 1 March 2010 See my other reviews
Probably one of the most underrated films available on Quickflix. Sure, it's quirky as hell and patience is required. Fully functional and firing neurons help too. But essentially, this is an early midlife crisis movie. A man's reality clashes against his emerging fantasy/dream life, causing all sorts of mayhem. It's difficult at times to sympathise with the main character. Both he and especially his best mate are almost bereft of any level of maturity or self-reflection. Slowly though, one of them begins to grow up a bit. Some great performances by all but special mention must go to Gwyneth Paltrow. The lovely Penelope Cruz is a delight, as always. The ending is thoughtful indeed and will probably be open to personal interpretation. In short, not to be missed by those who enjoy a little thought provocation with their entertainment.
Posted Monday, 1 February 2010 See my other reviews
Average movie. Gwyneth was great and had some classic lines in the movie along with the male support actor (very funny) but not quite enough to bring the movie to greatness.
Posted Friday, 24 July 2009 See my other reviews
Anita L.
I watched the movie because I have seen some of Penelope Cruz's other movies and liked her performances. This movie is a bit strange... a man is unhappy with his life and then dreams of Penelope Cruz's character in his dream. I think somewhere along the way she becomes real. I couldn't tell. A bit of a confusing and strange movie.
Posted Tuesday, 16 June 2009 See my other reviews
Glad to say good night to this one when the credits started rolling...interesting subject and great actors but the storyline just didn't seem to work.
Posted Tuesday, 2 June 2009 See my other reviews
Michael S.
Seriously inconsequential.
Posted Thursday, 29 January 2009 See my other reviews
Poo on a stick - without the stick.
Posted Tuesday, 27 January 2009 See my other reviews
Okto F.
The question is... would you start watching your hand/palm carefully before going to sleep?
Posted Monday, 5 January 2009 See my other reviews
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