Connie Nikas forcibly removes his developmentally disabled brother Nick from a therapy session. The two rob a New York City bank for $65,000. In the getaway car, a dye pack explodes in a money bag, causing the driver to crash. Connie and Nick flee on foot, washing the dye from their clothes in a restaurant restroom. Stopped by police, Nick panics and runs; Nick is arrested while Connie escapes. Connie attempts to secure a bail bond, but needs $10,000 more to get Nick out of jail. He convinces his girlfriend, Corey, to pay with her mother's credit cards, but her mother cancels the cards. Connie learns that Nick has been hospitalized after a fight with an inmate.
The directors on white-privilege themes: "Crystal (Taliah Webster) has a line when Connie knocks at her door... her grandma says, 'Who is it?' And she says, 'I don't know, some white guy.' White people coming to this woman's home like it's their right. The grandmother is one of the sweetest people in the whole movie. In terms of class, the Jennifer Jason Leigh's character's inclusion is very important because it shows that mental illness knows no economic boundaries. Just because you have enough money isn't a guarantee that you won't have mental illness in your family. She's just as much in prison as Nick is. The prison ethos is dictating what's happening in the movie more so than anything else. With prison culture - both penal society and people moving out to the suburbs and locking their doors out of fear of some imaginary Charles Manson type or due to anti-crime propaganda - everyone is so isolated, they're in their own prisons. Connie is just barging around, across the boundaries, into a rich white person's home, into a Haitian family's home, into an African immigrant's apartment, etc. Connie has a key to every cell in the prison because he's so brazen and cynical." See more »
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Written and performed by Daniel Lopatin (as Oneohtrix Point Never)
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Good Time (2017, The Safdie Brothers) review
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