Tuesday, May 17, 2011

All Good Things - DVD Review


Starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Philip Baker Hall, Diane Venora, Kristen Wiig, Lily Rabe, Trini Alvaredo, Nick Offerman and John Cullum.
Directed by Andrew Jarecki.

The first half or so of this "wealthy people behaving badly" mystery is pretty good. Dunst gives one of her more charismatic performances in years, and Gosling always brings an offbeat take to his characters. The second half is where it's clear this is based on a true story, as odd events keep happening, but somehow it isn't done with as cohesive a narrative as it was in the first half. I stopped caring before it reached its conclusion.

I was surprised to SNL's Kristen Wiig and Parks & Recreation's Nick Offerman pop up in this. Doesn't seem like their genre.

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