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Good Night (2007)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 206782286
UPC: 043396227446
UPC 14: 00043396227446
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Dreaming is Believing.
A dark comedy about an obsessed man who will do anything to make his passion-filled dream life a reality.

"...Paltrow's comedy takes familiar male-angst material and turns it into a painful--but fun--string of jokes.  David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"...a robust comic core.  Justin Chang, Variety

Editor's Note
Jake Paltrow directs his sister Gwyneth in this take on the midlife crisis. Gary (Martin Freeman) was once riding high as the member of a successful pop band. Now, seven years later, the band is no more and he pays the bills by composing mediocre music for commercials. To further add to his unhappiness, his relationship with his girlfriend, Dora (Paltrow), appears to be on its last legs. The only thing Gary looks forward to anymore is sleeping--so that he might have a reoccurring dream about a beautiful mystery woman he calls Anna (Penelope Cruz). He even goes so far as to take dream workshops taught by a scruffy eccentric named Mel (Danny Devito), in the hopes of prolonging his experiences in his subconscious. He soon becomes obsessed with escaping into his dreamworld, and his real life begins to fall apart. Depressed and confused, he finally has a revelatory dream wherein he realizes he needs to make a major change and return to reality. He plots a grand romantic gesture to get his life back on track, but the plan backfires with rather shocking and tragic results.

Martin Freeman gives an endearing performance as the befuddled Gary, and Gwyneth Paltrow is splendidly obnoxious as the nagging, frowning Dora. Viewers should take note, while THE GOOD NIGHT is billed as a romantic comedy, it's definitely not standard fare. It certainly has its share of laughs and feel good moments, but it also has some pretty dark undertones that one doesn't usually find in the rom-com genre.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/1/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 100 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2007
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 22744
Video UPC UPC: 00043396227446
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Amber Rose Sealey
Video Cast Info Danny DeVito
Video Cast Info Gwyneth Paltrow
Video Cast Info Martin Freeman
Video Cast Info Michael Gambon
Video Cast Info Penelope Cruz
Video Cast Info Simon Pegg
Video Cast Info Skye Bennett
Video Cast Info Alec Puro - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Eve Stewart - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Giles Nuttgens - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Jake Paltrow - Director
Video Cast Info Jake Paltrow - Writer
Video Cast Info Jim Seibel - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Leon McCarthy - Art Director
Video Cast Info Rick Lawley - Editor
Video Cast Info Wolfgang Schamburg - Producer

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"[A] wistful drama....This feature debut from writer-director Jake Paltrow is assured and appealing..." 04/11/2008 p.63

The Village Voice 8 of 10
Director Jake Paltrow's feature debut has all the hallmarks of an earnest young man's feature debut, and while that is not necessarily a bad thing, I can only imagine that it fit Sundance like a fingerless glove when it had its premiere there earlier this year. Paltrow, a veteran TV and film scriptwriter, has chosen the quirky relationship drama as his milieu, and cast older sister Gwyneth as deathly drab Dora, the female half of the film's rapidly staling couple. Martin Freeman, working the last five minutes out of that butter-knife pixie cut and its attendant charms, plays Gary, a failed musician and emotionally absent boyfriend slumming in the jingle racket to make ends meet...It's unclear why either half of this interminable couple ever liked the other, and though Paltrow works up a vivid, sensual zetz for the dream sequences, the murky palette of Gary's waking life gets oppressive in its intentional contrast. Simon Pegg is abidingly repellent as the best friend and ugly face of male narcissism, playing fast and loose with his own life while Gary tiptoes through dreams, but even the nice twist of a fantasy made unexpectedly, then expectation-crushingly real can't uncork the hermetically sealed--if largely inoffensive--fate of this boy-meets-compromise tale. - Michelle Orange

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Product attributeActor:   Allen,Keith
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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