Good People

2014 R 1h 30m Blu-ray / DVD

Good People

2014 R 1h 30m Blu-ray / DVD
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A financially beleaguered couple can't believe their good fortune when they discover a boatload of money in the apartment of a neighbor who was recently murdered. But their luck soon turns dangerously sour.
James Franco, Kate Hudson, Omar Sy, Tom Wilkinson
Henrik Ruben Genz
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.78:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them. R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Good People is a thriller about an average couple who make a bad decision involving money and subsequently become involved with gangsters. There's strong violence, with lots of fighting, shooting, and killing, plus splattering and spraying blood. Some of the fighting involves nail guns, crowbars, etc. Language is also quite salty, with many uses of "f--k," as well as "s--t" and "p---y." The plot involves drug dealers, a case of "Liquid O" (heroin) is shown, and a man dies (off screen) of a drug overdose. The main characters are trying to get pregnant, which is discussed, though there's no on-screen sex. They do take a shower together, but an opaque curtain covers the sensitive parts ... until the woman's bottom is shown. It's fairly mediocre and forgettable, and unless teens are out to see every James Franco or Kate Hudson movie, they probably won't bother.

Sexual Content

The main characters are trying to have a baby, though they're interrupted before having sex. They kiss, and in one scene they shower together. An opaque shower curtain covers the sensitive bits, but a moment later, the woman steps out of the shower, and her naked bottom is shown. A bad guy rubs the female lead's crotch area while she's wearing jeans. In a shot filmed from far away, a woman runs out of a nightclub covering her breasts with her hands. Also some brief innuendo and discussions around pregnancy.


Violent shootings and killings, with lots of blood, including some blood sprays and splatters. Dead bodies are shown. A man falls onto a pile of wooden spikes, a man gets shot by a nail gun in the head, and another man gets nails in his feet. A woman is slapped and treated roughly. A man is stabbed with a knife. A car crashes into a man. A man is tortured with a pool ball and pool cue. Characters fight with a crowbar. Characters shout and threaten one another.


Language is very strong, with several uses of "f--k," "s--t," "p---y," "twat," and "prick."

Social Behavior

The movie asks a big question about doing the right thing -- i.e. whether or not characters should keep money that may belong to bad people. Unfortunately, the movie doesn't make much of an argument for doing the right thing and turning it in. The characters get roughed up a bit, but they survive and are rewarded for their initial bad decision.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The bad guys are drug dealers, handling a product called "Liquid O," or heroin. Viewers see a case full of little vials. A character dies, off screen, of a drug overdose. A bad guy smokes a cigarette in one scene.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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