6.1/10
2,134
15 user 1 critic

Good Time Max (2007)

Two genius brothers grow up and grow apart as one becomes a successful surgeon and the other pursues a drug-fueled high life.

Director:

James Franco
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Ape (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young writer, nearing a mental breakdown caused by his family and boss, moves into an apartment occupied by a walking, talking, foul-mouthed ape in a Hawaiian shirt and Converse High Tops.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Brian Lally, Allison Bibicoff
James Dean (TV Movie 2001)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A biopic about the actor James Dean, whose stardom of the ultimate teenage rebel as well as the premature death made him a legend. His roles are depicted having much in common with his ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell
Stars: James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Valentina Cervi
Fool's Gold (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

"Finn" Finnegan is a treasure hunter searching for a sunken Spanish galleon, the Aurelia, that was lost at sea with the 1715 Treasure Fleet. During his search to find the galleon and its treasure, his wife Tess divorces him.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Stacey Miller
Sal I (2011)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The last day in the life of the actor Sal Mineo, who was murdered on February 12, 1976.

Director: James Franco
Stars: Val Lauren, Jim Parrack, James Franco
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A biography of American poet Hart Crane who committed suicide at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Michael Shannon, Stacey Miller
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A short about bullies and homosexuality.

Director: James Franco
Stars: Remy Germinario, Ty Anania, Louis Anania
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

On the first day of shooting, James Franco, David Shields, and Caleb Powell throw out the script when a real-life argument breaks out between the three of them about what can and can't be ... See full summary »

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Caleb Powell, David Shields
Tenn (2017)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young Tennessee Williams struggles to find his voice in 1930's St. Louis

Director: James Franco
Stars: Michelle Arthur, Michael Bradley, Alon Dina
Army of One (2016)
Adventure | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

After a personal visit by God himself, the eccentric construction worker Gary Faulkner takes the decision to embark on an adventure in the badlands of Pakistan to bring Al-Qaeda's leader Osama Bin Laden to justice.

Director: Larry Charles
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Russell Brand, Wendi McLendon-Covey
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

With unprecedented access to the behind the scenes process of the writers, actors and producers, Franco and his crew document what it takes to create one full episode of Saturday Night Live.

Director: James Franco
Stars: Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Fred Armisen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews re-imagine the lost 40 minutes from Cruising (1980) as a starting point to a broader exploration of sexual and creative freedom.

Directors: James Franco, Travis Mathews
Stars: Val Lauren, Christian Patrick, James Franco
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Lurid monologues about rape and murder.

Directors: James Franco, Russell Sheaffer
Stars: James Franco, Russell Sheaffer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Max
Vince Jolivette ... Bruce
Wilmer Calderon ... T-Ray
Trip Hope ... Skeet
Richard Portnow ... Head Administrator
Jarrod Bunch ... Doug
Robyn Cohen ... Jo
Peter Mackenzie ... Anesthesiologist
Brian Lally ... Lt. Lally / Philosophical Biker
Charity Shea ... Big Guy's Girl
Molly Cheek ... Carol
Mary Payne Mary Payne ... Teacher
Mark Hapka ... Mark
Bailey Hughes ... Young Max
Tylor Chase ... Young Adam
Edit

Storyline

Two genius brothers grow up and grow apart as one becomes a successful surgeon and the other pursues a drug-fueled high life.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Addiction See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Max: ...Even the most seemingly random events, have logic behind them. As far as my life goes, I know exactly what I'm doing. Geniuses don't make mistakes, they' just instigate their own problems, so that they could be worked out with deeper insight.
Old Addict: Chaos is harder to embrace... It's scarier thinking there's no one out there lookin' out for us.
Max: Just smoke man.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: The Disaster Artist (2017) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Loving portrait of the effects of drug abuse on a family.
22 March 2008 | by kris-tuh-furSee all my reviews

Really the tale of two cocky brothers and their respective falls from grace (via drug addiction) and later redemption. One brother, a self-proclaimed genius played by James Franco is your typical sensitive but intelligent man-child. The other brother is a hard-working future doctor who becomes less judgmental as he himself falls prey to addiction while dealing with the stress of living up to his family's expectations for both children. Not too heavy handed as drug fables are want to be, and all in all a pretty realistic sketch of the family dynamics that drug problems bring about. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in such character studies and commend James Franco for his efforts in what was obviously a labor of love.


17 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed