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Good Time Max (2007)

Unrated | | Drama | 30 April 2007 (USA)
Two genius brothers grow up and grow apart as one becomes a successful surgeon and the other pursues a drug-fueled high life.

Director:

James Franco
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Max
Vince Jolivette ... Bruce
Wilmer Calderon ... T-Ray
Trip Hope ... Skeet
Richard Portnow ... Head Administrator
Jarrod Bunch ... Doug
Robyn Cohen ... Jo
Peter Mackenzie ... Anesthesiologist
Brian Lally ... Lt. Lally / Philosophical Biker
Charity Shea ... Big Guy's Girl
Molly Cheek ... Carol
Mary Payne Mary Payne ... Teacher
Mark Hapka ... Mark
Bailey Hughes ... Young Max
Tylor Chase ... Young Adam
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Two genius brothers grow up and grow apart as one becomes a successful surgeon and the other pursues a drug-fueled high life.

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Max: ...Even the most seemingly random events, have logic behind them. As far as my life goes, I know exactly what I'm doing. Geniuses don't make mistakes, they' just instigate their own problems, so that they could be worked out with deeper insight.
Old Addict: Chaos is harder to embrace... It's scarier thinking there's no one out there lookin' out for us.
Max: Just smoke man.
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1 and 1/4 hour of a comic book experience
22 October 2008 | by maros612See all my reviews

The movie is about two brothers that are supposed to be alike - but are not in any way expect for being smart - one is a surgeon and they other is able to write a computer code. Geniuses as they like to call themselves which sounds very exaggerated if you compare it to personal characteristics can you perceive from the material of the title.

I honestly didn't like the style of the movie. I believe that anxiety, confusion and deep blues it brings are there for a purpose, but what I don't get is why there is so much of it. The movie is cheap on scenes and tells the story basically with no human aspect in it at all. It gives the comic book like experience. However it's visually numbing the viewer, it somehow brings him inside the blues with brief dialogs, monotonic scenes, dynamic cut, music and abrupt noises.

The movie's storyline is very simple, most of what's going on is being dramatically pictured for long minutes, mostly in confusing delirium simulating effects of drug use and dynamic cuts.

I will say openly that this movie didn't meet my expetations a tiny bit.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

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