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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.

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James Franco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Max
Vince Jolivette 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
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Two genius brothers grow up and grow apart as one becomes a successful surgeon and the other pursues a drug-fueled high life.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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Addiction See more »

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Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Max: Drugs are bad.
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Ho-hum. This proves what exactly ?
19 April 2010 | by ethan-b-ukSee all my reviews

You gather the plot: Two brothers, one studious decent and hardworking, the smarter one being a rebel etc etc. From the various movies throughout the decades this Cain & Abel-ish by-play has been done over and over again. (James Dean, Brad Pitt are two actors that spring to mind). This movie has none of the complexity or character development of East of Eden or A River Runs Through It or Legends of the Fall and it is infinitely more forgettable.

I see the various points the movie is trying to make and yes, it does make you stop and think about how pointless life can be and the merits of hard work and the merits and disadvantages of various drugs, but ultimately why bother ?

The movie is a teensy bit poignant, somewhat artsy, the character acting is good and the movie manages to convey a seedy, life through a Handycam feel. I was vaguely bored throughout with this character study, wondering if anything would happen and after a fashion maybe it did maybe it didn't (I wouldn't want to add a spoiler!), but really - who cares ?

There are far better movies around in hundreds of different genres, I feel like I wasted the evening. If I were to use a single word to review this movie, I would choose the word 'dull'.

You may like it, but I found it rather boring from start to finish.


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