The Good Guy
Well aware of his own blessings, up-and-coming Wall Street star Tommy Fielding decides to mentor one of his co-workers, Daniel. But his new protégé may prove too apt a pupil in this romantic comedy penned and helmed by Julio DePietro.
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- Julio DePietro
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary with writer/director Julie DePietro and Alexis Bledel.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this tepid drama, which has promise but doesn't make good on it, will likely attract teen fans of lead actress Alexis Bledel (of Gilmore Girls fame), but its mature themes are better saved for older teens and adults. There's little nudity, but heaps of swearing and drinking and, worse, many characters who reek of chauvinism. Both men and women, in fact, are stereotyped to a certain degree; most stock traders are portrayed as scheming users and the women, easily fooled and much too preoccupied with being coupled, or bitterly disappointed.
- Sexual Content
- More raunchy talk than action. A couple has sex for the first time, and there's no nudity, but discussion about putting on a condom. Men trawl bars for women to approach and pick them apart based on appearance, and one character, who appears to have a knack for juggling many girlfriends, flirts with another while his date sits right across from him. One character hires a prositute for sex.
- A man punches a friend, who doesn't hit back.
- Loaded with swearing, including "bitch," "s--t," and "f--k," which one character utters numerous times within the first 10 minutes of the film.
- Social Behavior
- Though not all male characters come off as players, most are, and the message appears to be to steer clear of them unless someone is obviously not a user. Not a bad message, but certainly a simplistic one. Guys aren't all looking to add to the notches on the proverbial bed posts, and women aren't all longing for boyfriends, but in this movie, that's how they come off.
- Labels for beer and iPhone are visible. Microsoft and other stocks, plus Banana Republic is name-dropped.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Lots of social drinking -- beer, shots of tequila -- and sometimes to the point of inebriation. In one scene, drugs in vials -- ecstasy, Viagra, Xanax -- fall out of a pinata.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it