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Nice Guy Johnny (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 23 April 2010 (USA)
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Johnny Rizzo, is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snooze-ville gig that'll pay enough to please his fiancée. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer set on turning a ... See full summary »

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Edward Burns

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Edward Burns
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Cast

Credited cast:
Max Baker ... Max
Kerry Bishé ... Brooke
Edward Burns ... Uncle Terry
Matt Bush ... Johnny Rizzo
Brian Delate ... Frank
Marsha Dietlein ... Nicole
Harper Dill Harper Dill ... Maggie
Michele Harris ... Amy
Sarah Jo Marson Sarah Jo Marson ... Girl at Bar (as Sarah Marson)
Jay Patterson ... Dr. Meadows
Vanessa Ray ... Best Friend
Callie Thorne ... Roseanne
Anna Wood ... Claire
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Johnny Rizzo, is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snooze-ville gig that'll pay enough to please his fiancée. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer set on turning a weekend in the Hamptons into an eye-opening fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny's not interested, of course, but then he meets the lovely Brooke, who challenges Johnny to make the toughest decision of is life. Written by production

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Sometimes nice guys finish first.

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Comedy | Romance

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English

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23 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Dobar momak Džoni See more »

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To further cut costs, Edward Burns found free locations to shoot in, partly in thanks to family and friends. See more »

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Johnny Rizzo: I know what you're trying to do, Uncle Terry, and I'm not interested, okay?
Uncle Terry: [Raises his arms in mock innocence] Wait, you're not interested in spending a little quality time with your uncle?
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A Gentle Gem of a Film
2 December 2010 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

NICE GUY JOHNNY is another offbeat, casual story written and directed by the inimitable Edward Burns. It boasts a good story, some very fine actors, and carries a message that we all too often forget. This is that polished little gem of a film that surprises the viewer with its quiet manner and message.

Johnny Rizzo (Matt Bush, a VERY promising your actor) spends his nights as a radio sports talk show host, a career he loves but one that his fiancée Claire (Anna Wood) feels is not a money maker and has made Johnny promise that if by age 25 he does not make at least $50,000. a year, he must go to work in a cardboard factory. That time has come and Johnny reluctantly prepares for his interview for the 'new job'. Johnny is nice, loves, Claire, but is frustrated at the promise he's made. Enter Johnny's philandering Uncle Terry (Ed Burns) who wants Johnny to stay with his dream of being a radio host and in order to try to dissuade the ardently faithful Johnny, Uncle Terry invites him for a weekend at the Hamptons. There Terry, unknown to Johnny, uses the home of one of his married 'regulars' and encourages Johnny to have a last fling before his upcoming marriage and before he goes for an interview for the cardboard job. Johnny is nice and respectful and will not jeopardize his relationship with Claire. But he meets a tennis pro Brooke (Kerry Bishé) and soon finds himself in an innocent but apparently compromising position with Brooke: Brooke respects Johnny's engagement status but finds him different and more real and honest than most men and tries her best to win him over. But Johnny rides the waves of discontent his night away form Claire cause, and at Terry's insistence and Brooke's influence makes a decision that changes his life.

The script is sharp, tightly written, and the acting by everyone in the small cast is first rate. Matt Bush is a very fine new actor who is able to stand his own with the pro Edward Burns very well. By the end of the film nice guy Johnny has completely won our hearts - and makes us wish we had the thoughtful courage of this lad to alter our own lives. Very fine film.

Grady Harp


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