16 user 1 critic

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.


James Franco
1 nomination. See more awards »




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
Learn more

More Like This 

Fool's Gold (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

"Finn" Finnegan is a treasure hunter searching for a sunken Spanish galleon, the Aurelia, that was lost at sea with the 1715 Treasure Fleet. During his search to find the galleon and its treasure, his wife Tess divorces him.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Stacey Miller
The Ape (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young writer, nearing a mental breakdown caused by his family and boss, moves into an apartment occupied by a walking, talking, foul-mouthed ape in a Hawaiian shirt and Converse High Tops.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Brian Lally, Allison Bibicoff
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A road movie where two brothers search for their biological parents.

Director: John E. Bryant
Stars: Nathan Harlan, Mark Reeb, Laurel Whitsett
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A biography of American poet Hart Crane who committed suicide at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Michael Shannon, Stacey Miller
Sal I (2011)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The last day in the life of the actor Sal Mineo, who was murdered on February 12, 1976.

Director: James Franco
Stars: Val Lauren, Jim Parrack, James Franco
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

On the first day of shooting, James Franco, David Shields, and Caleb Powell throw out the script when a real-life argument breaks out between the three of them about what can and can't be ... See full summary »

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Caleb Powell, David Shields
Tenn (2017)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young Tennessee Williams struggles to find his voice in 1930's St. Louis

Director: James Franco
Stars: Michelle Arthur, Michael Bradley, Alon Dina
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Lurid monologues about rape and murder.

Directors: James Franco, Russell Sheaffer
Stars: James Franco, Russell Sheaffer
Documentary | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A mini-thriller comprised of TV footage of actor James Franco's guest-starring appearances on the American daytime drama, General Hospital (1963).

Directors: James Franco, Ian Olds
Stars: Julie Berman, Sara A. Bibel, Steve Burton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews re-imagine the lost 40 minutes from Cruising (1980) as a starting point to a broader exploration of sexual and creative freedom.

Directors: James Franco, Travis Mathews
Stars: Val Lauren, Christian Patrick, James Franco
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Based on the classic novel by William Faulkner, first published in 1930, "As I Lay Dying" is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her last wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

With unprecedented access to the behind the scenes process of the writers, actors and producers, Franco and his crew document what it takes to create one full episode of Saturday Night Live.

Director: James Franco
Stars: Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Fred Armisen


Two genius brothers grow up and grow apart as one becomes a successful surgeon and the other pursues a drug-fueled high life.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis




Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


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.
See more »


Features The Gore Gore Girls (1972) See more »

User Reviews

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.

14 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

30 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Addiction See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed