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All Good Things (2010)

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Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.

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Andrew Jarecki
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Gosling ... David Marks
Kirsten Dunst ... Katie Marks
Frank Langella ... Sanford Marks
Lily Rabe ... Deborah Lehrman
Philip Baker Hall ... Malvern Bump
Michael Esper ... Daniel Marks
Diane Venora ... Janice Rizzo
Nick Offerman ... Jim McCarthy
Kristen Wiig ... Lauren Fleck
Stephen Kunken ... Todd Fleck
John Cullum ... Richard Panatierre
Maggie Kiley ... Mary McCarthy
Liz Stauber ... Sharon McCarthy
Marion McCorry ... Ann McCarthy
Mia Dillon ... Katie's Aunt
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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 Official Synopsis

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The Perfect Love Story. Until It Became The Perfect Crime.


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Rated R for drug use, violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2010 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Crimen en familia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,172, 5 December 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$578,382, 3 April 2011
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ryan Gosling felt so bad about a scene he had to pull Kirsten Dunst's hair, he sent her flowers the day after. See more »

Goofs

When Katie is in the bathroom after searching through David's office, she lights a cigarette out of a pack of Parliaments but the cigarette she lights isn't a Parliament. See more »

Quotes

Richard Panatierre: [first lines]
Richard Panatierre: For the record, tell the ladies and gentlemen of the jury your name.
David Marks: I'm David Marks.
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Crazy Credits

Lebroz Ariel James Playing John The Lonely Pimp! Arrested by the 1970's N.Y.P.D. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.11 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Take Me Alive
Written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen
Performed by Steely Dan
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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True-life psycho
23 June 2012 | by LejinkSee all my reviews

A disquieting thriller, complexly plotted and with numerous twists and turns which actually turns out to be fairly closely based on a real-life story in America, which kind of shoots to pieces any criticisms I had of the credibility of the narrative development here.

That said, I'm not sure the time-honoured device of flash-backing from the trial of the accused David Marks, with interspersed updates as matters proceed, best serves the flow of the film. Moreover, things do take some time to get moving with too much concentration, in my opinion, on character development, especially on subsidiary characters, before Marks' strangeness starts to manifest itself, although this too is done awkwardly (off- camera conversations with himself, point-blank rejection of having a family with his living wife, peer-pressure from his father) so that I'm not sure I made the leap to psychopathy that Ryan Gosling's character actually makes.

The supposed thriller sequences are done in a hackneyed manner too, with night-time filming, dark shadowy interiors and even thunderstorms outside which work against the realism striven for elsewhere. By the end, after some head-scratching about Marks' transvestism and the strange, fateful relationship he builds up with his elderly fellow- tenant, I felt the movie hadn't satisfactorily plugged the plot-holes along the way for it to flow as it should.

Gosling and Kirsten Dunst are both good in the lead parts, although the shifts in character for the former, as indicated, are difficult to surmount. While Gosling plays each facet of Marks' contrasting personalities at different stages, I'm not sure he convinced this was all mixed up in one person, although that may be down to the writing. I did appreciate the sub-Herrmann use of soundtrack music, but ultimately felt this movie failed to gel in attempting to combine fact-based analysis of a psychotic Norman Bates type character with the conventions of a mainstream Hollywood psychological thriller.


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