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Good had its official UK premiere on 17 April, 2009; it is widely available on DVD and Blu-ray

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Post by Gillian » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:06 am

Nice review, Hil. Thanks!

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Post by wolfsaver » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:12 pm

Four stars-"Good" to see. :D

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Post by puddinglover » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:55 am

Don't know if we already had this elsewhere - nice interview with Jodie + Jason at DigitalSpy http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/a152 ... -good.html, enjoy ;-)

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Post by Angel Tavington » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:02 am

Thanks puddinglover, that's an interesting interview!



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Post by marilaine » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:53 am

(Conjures GOOD to CC)

Hear these words
Hear my cry (:bawl)
GOOD movie, from the other side
Come to me
I summon thee
Cross now the Great Divide

*fingersperpetuallycrossed*

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Post by Helen8 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:10 am

Thanks, puddinglover! Interesting views.

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Post by kjshd05 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:43 am

I think this is from OZ....nice interview with Viggo, about 'GOOD'

http://www.mattsmoviereviews.net/spotli ... ensen.html

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Post by Chari910 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:14 pm

On the plus side, the film does come alive whenever Isaacs (who also produces) and Mortensen share the screen, while reminders of the evils of the Holocaust and the repercussions of indifference and/or apathy are never amiss.

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Post by PatsLass » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:10 am

This is from the review of Good printed in my morning newspaper The Yorkshire Post


It is given tremendous dramatic weight by the casting of Mortensen and Jason Isaacs (as Maurice), two actors of equal stature who take the plot down divergent paths while always heading for the same destination.

Good is cloaked in guilt, and it's a guilt we should all feel. Mortensen brings it to vivid life, but it's Isaacs who bears the brunt of inaction, inertia and ignorance.



http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/film/Rev ... 5180892.jp

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Post by Gillian » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:42 am

That's nicely summed up, PatsLass. Thanks for sharing!

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:56 am

A new review from the the Cambridge Student online--not unalloyed enthusiasm, but some thoughtful observations:

"The film ultimately lacks any depth or, indeed, direction, and rides chiefly on the unquenchable popularity of the subject matter itself and solid performances from Mortensen and Jason Isaacs, who imbues his supporting role with a fractious vulnerability rather than the stoicism one expects from a typical portrayal of a victim of the regime."

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Post by Helen8 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:42 am

"Rumour has it that Good may be one of Viggo Mortensen's last films. Judging by the film I saw last night, I am not entirely surprised."

Well, that's an ominous opening for a review. :shock:

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Post by Gillian » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:29 pm

Like his performance in Good has anything to do with it. :roll:

He's already stated (publicly) that he's doing a play in Spain, then after he's stepping down to focus on his own writing and publishing company. No rumor there. All she had to do was Google.

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:51 am

Yeah, Viggo's got enough irons in his fires that he could work nonstop from now until the turn of the next century without ever setting foot in another movie studio.
--Although his decision might be influenced by the struggles for funding and support that this poor movie endured, if in fact he does quit films . . .

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Post by Chari910 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:32 am

I think he complained about the 'Promoting' tour of each movie. He was hopping around the globe so much to promote 'Good', 'Alatrise' and something else at the same time. Both Viggo and Jason had spent so much time with the promotion of GOOD.

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