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Good for Nothing (2011)

 -  Comedy | Thriller | Western  -  May 2012 (USA)
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A young English woman is immigrating to her uncle's ranch - but is kidnapped on the way by a rugged outlaw who discovers a problem he never knew he had - leading them on a wild ride across the West.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Man
Isabella Montgomery
Jon Pheloung ...
The Sheriff
Richard Thompson ...
Toa Waaka ...
Native American Medicine Man
Charles Lum ...
Chinese Medicine Man
Tao Jrang ...
Chinese Interpreter
Toby Leach ...
The Doc
Mark Norrie ...
Barnie Duncan ...
Mexican Tracker
Tony Wyeth ...
The Texan
Sean McChesney ...
Steve Cronin ...
Young Native American
Norman Chieng ...
Chinese Rockstacker


A young English woman is immigrating to her uncle's ranch - but is kidnapped on the way by a rugged outlaw who discovers a problem he never knew he had - leading them on a wild ride across the West.

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Rated R for violence and some sexual references | See all certifications »


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In the beginning there are six men chasing the perpetrator and the girl. One of the men kills another, leaving five men. In a subsequent shot there are six men riding on horseback still seeking the man they want. See more »


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Almost an Instant Classic
16 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Isabella (Inge Rademeyer) comes from England to the US to stay at her uncle's ranch. She is kidnapped by The Man (Cohen Holloway) who is interested in her for a poke, but his ED prevails and he searches for a cure dragging her along. Because he doesn't know what is happening to him he tells a doctor that his "d**k is broke" and wants help.

I saw the DVD cover and saw The Man who looked a lot like Lee Van Cleef, with those piercing eyes, from the Spaghetti Westerns with Clint Eastwood back in the day, and, I figured I was in for a good time. Well, this is a different kind of western, but I stayed with it. There was almost no dialogue for the longest time. It took me a while to figure out what was going on and when his clumsy attempt at a "poke" didn't happen, it all made sense and he seeks help from a doctor in the next town. Long story short: The Man keeps getting advice that leads him to the Chinese and the Indians who may be able to help. All the while Isabella is tied up and taken along so she cannot get away.

The posse is hot on their trail with instructions to shoot the woman they labeled the "whore" on sight as they believe she helped The Man when he shot the Sheriff and bonuses will be paid.

When the posse catches up with The Man and his "whore" everything changes and there will be surprises for you to ponder. The ending is perfect.

I believe that if this movie had better music more people would know about it and an instant classic would be launched because all is good, the acting, dialogues and the tension that pervades everything. The chemistry between Isabella and The Man is truly something to watch as the relationship evolves. The cinematography is simply outstanding.

Of course, as you go along with this, you will know why the title is what it is, but for you this is good for something, a different kind of western that you will enjoy. (7/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Attempted rape: Yes. Nudity: No. Slang term for genitals: Yes, only mentioned once in the beginning. Language: No.

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