A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
A love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for a story of family, obsession, love and loss. Written by
The opening scene is dated 1971 and features Steely Dan's "Daddy Don't Live in That New York City No More". Steely Dan's first album was released in 1972 (Can't Buy A Thrill) and "Daddy Don't..." was from the Katy Lied album which was released in 1975. See more »
Starring two of my favorite actors, this film had high expectations from me. All Good Things is a bit pudgy around the edges for it to be considered great. The film is a mystery, only one with answers. We get answers to a different case and it all feels a bit empty. Maybe it was Jarecki's idea to have the film as empty as the protagonist, but it leaves a mostly hollow feeling. As Gosling's anger and mental instability start to shake his marriage it's hard to care because the relationship was built upon so quickly. Sure he's cute enough, as is Dunst, but the reason for their attraction is never quite explored. It trudges along a familiar thriller route, before jumping forward in time, having Gosling aged and disguised as a woman, and a number of murders that do not go towards solving the main plot of the story. Dark and chilling sometimes, but I always felt as though I was waiting for something.
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