The Good Guy

2010 R 1h 30m DVD

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The Good Guy

2010 R 1h 30m DVD
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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.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
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 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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Reviews

age 16+

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.

Violence

A man punches a friend, who doesn't hit back.

Language

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.

Consumerism

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 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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