Good

The story takes place in the 1930-ies in Germany. John Halder is a good man with a lot of family problems: a hysterical wife, two demanding child and mother suffering from senile dementia. Professor of literature, Halder explores personal issues in his new book. When the book is unexpectedly recruited by the major political figures of the country in support of government propaganda, he decided to start a new career, joining the ranks of the nationalists. But irrelevant at first glance, the decision brings Halder to a very difficult choice.

Director:
  • Vicente Amorim

Stars:
Release Date: 2008-12-11
IMDb icon 6.2/10
  • Country: KY, DE, HU, GB
  • Language: English | German | French
  • Budget: $15,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $1,552,024
reviews
Shari Ray
14 January 2010 | 04:53

The film "Good" was shot at the well known the topic: how people, not have anything bad, become instruments of the ruthless machine of Nazism. Not would be them — car, not able to function. Not all "guns" like that occurred as a result of their actions that seemed insignificant.

The name is perfectly matched for the film, the main character is really good. The owner of a soft character, John Halder is broken in between the children, wife, sick mother, lover, University, trying to please everyone, and often forgets about himself. It seems that there's no crime in that he decides to use a little chance to improve their lives, when agrees on the task of the party. Naive hero to know that bad happens, when something is not so, he assures all that it's not be. Alas, it is not so. And when he sees all, already later.

"Good" — well-shot film about the Nazi era Germany. Not to say that it is striking novelty. It again tells us that is not always our actions lead to what we expected.

The highest score you can put the actors. Viggo Mortensen does not cease to amaze me with the depth and sincerity of their images. Its characters are always different and always true. Not inferior  & partner Jason Isaacs, and actor.

I play it mind again, I do not find to find fault: cinematography, music, script — all perfectly complement each other, nothing out of the overall picture.

This competent, calm, nice (instead of "striking", "touched up to tears", "the film era" and etc.) film, confidently put

8 from 10

Sheela Libb
22 April 2010 | 12:45

The main character, John Halder (Viggo Mortensen) — University lecturer. He wrote a romance novel in which described euthanasia in the name of love. It notice the Roman upper classes of Germany and the Fuhrer himself.

The story of euthanasia of seriously ill patients in Nazi Germany every 3 minutes is interrupted completely left the references in the past. Here only something interesting in the film began to happen, change of scenes, and the hero wakes up in bed with a lover and a minute stroking her leg, then slowly coming to the window give me 5 minutes to communicate in a completely uninteresting topic with a friend. Then 20 seconds about euthanasia, and here we suddenly again show how he sits on the bench with mistress then walking with her in the Park talking about stuff. Here the main character is cooking Breakfast, talking to home about stuff. In a normal movie these scenes are cut, but here is built in absolute. Incredible boredom. Every action deliberately stretched to a disgrace. The Director wanted to take the Oscar timing.

Such an interesting topic euthanasia (killing the terminally ill people facing unbearable suffering), and are a Downer in the end. The Director of the film did not know about euthanasia, so he told the writers "theme of the movie is euthanasia, write to me scenario". The writers also did not know about euthanasia, but said that will write. Wrote. Turned out 3 page 10 minutes of the film. Director: a che not enough? Our goal — Oscar, less! — Okay, add in the script mistress-a pacifier that will go and razgovarivat about all the small stuff, win for 40 minutes, and drag every action of the hero as possible. Still not enough timing, then add character friend, a Jew, and any story about him.

About the euthanasia there a cat laugh. Neither the Director nor the writers about nothing know the character, too. The main character (Viggo Mortensen) the whole movie walking and chewing snot. He nothing knows euthanasia, he probably not even know how do it, but why it as a specialist in this question because about it is written in the novel. And this character says in plain text, but film still develops in the direction of increasing time using stupid unnecessary scenes. The first hour we see how the hero talked here, we sat talked with her sick mother here, come here, talk about stuff here, and plenty of time spent on absolutely uninteresting and nodayshow love story, which in this movie as a fifth leg to a motorcycle.

Why the need for euthanasia? What are the prerequisites for this whether it? Who was the ancestor of this idea? How did it? The doctor made her were staunch supporters of this idea? Whether justified these actions? Painful whether this? Did you're sick of it? As belonged to that family? This was done on their own or patients chose? Does the state the right to refuse to euthanasia person and to suffer it every second to end of days? And even if in Germany, euthanasia, or didn't do? In the film, this is nothing. The film is empty.

Something strange about euthanasia is, but it all fits in 5 minutes of the film, all the rest for driving time. He wrote the novel and mentioned euthanasia in the top it noticed, invited, gave the icon of the party, he pobazarit on the left of the topic here, here pobazarit, all, all the audience is sleeping chairs see sweet dreams. It was especially interesting to watch how the Nazis represent euthanasia, showing in the film: a man, a woman giving pills. Yeah if you give even a mind-blowing dose of pills, then people will be in agony, his will tear and rinsing like never life (defensive reaction), whole building will obleman, and no closing of the eyes and peaceful sleeping there be may.

But hour six minutes Director tightly closes the topic of euthanasia (and not opening it), and shows us the genocide of the Jews and throwing the main character in theme of character is now in SS (where he was quite unfairly shoved because he mentioned euthanasia in the book), and his friend as and the entire Jewish people are oppressed. Here thank God stupid useless conversations disappear and starts at least something interesting. But always chewing snot is the main character and it spoils everything. Sparse development and nothing more. Especially noteworthy moment in the end when the hero, who is officially in the SS, arrives for a friend end-camp and there as a full Duncan Mac cloud with eyes bulging. All know about the camps, and he is one as the moon fell, nothing knows all interrogates, and goes corners looks and still in tears, like, whoa as bad. I, too, an employee of the SS. Bob in the feathers. Almost the entire film, the hero is nothing does, he just walks and compels. You nobody can call you, you nothing can make because you snot which place it in SS or what you shame, how can you describe the main character.

Very bad when a very interesting and burning topic "euthanasia in Nazi Germany" is implementation the hands of mediocrities. Hundreds of unnecessary scenes and boring, here what happened in the end. Look and nod off for the first hour of the film. It is not good to do. In the future will take some Director to make a film about euthanasia in Nazi Germany, and him in the answer, "and this movie already has been". The story about the genocide of the Jews under the end of the film a bit of the film quickens, but not saves. A complete commercial failure and the lack of any awards is a confirmed.

4 10

Farand Mignonne
31 December 2009 | 02:07

It would be possible to call this film "Naive". At least, this is a trait of character that led a respectable father of a family to collapse.

Captured with his work the Professor teaches the students of literature, writing a book, distinguishes good from evil, cares about his ailing mother, but suddenly, imperceptibly becomes a Nazi.

The film is not is of particular subtlety and sophistication. To unfortunately, the plot can even be called commonplace. But: Viggo Mortensen and Jason Isaacs brilliantly played their roles.

Not bad man, careful, but spineless and, somewhere in the depths of the soul, in vain the emphasis is not sees the evil not resist him, because happy not hurry to remove the rose-colored glasses. Nobody is arrested, no one will kill... they just have power, be something to do if you get the right to influence on the situation. Bulgakov called Stalin, Machiavelli wrote his treatise for climbed the throne of the educated monarch -- both they wanted to change something to the better.

The theme of "goodness" regularly a leitmotif through the entire film. The main character's mother says, "You were always such a good boy!". And do not like what blame it — just all forks John made a choice in favor of a little more happiness for yourself. For it it was better. But gradually became a part of the machine that kills millions of any what not innocent people. He is good, but one "goodness" a little... so would the Professor and lived a happy life, if friendship Jewish the end is not opened his eyes.

I think this history was able to write Chekhov: the normality, the "goodness"... a chain of small mistakes, sins, weaknesses... and suddenly the hero realizes that he is a "scoundrel" (as he loved to say Dostoevsky). What the whole life was not so it is not send not killed anyone, but still he's guilty, guilty, forever, and nothing is not correct.

Of 10 10. Bravo. Looks on one breath. Sometimes even embarrassingly simple (for example the Hebrew song of all together and perform in front of John), but not spoils the impression.

faq
How much has Good made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $1,552,024.
How much did it cost to make Good?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $15,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Good?
This tv-show was directed by Vicente Amorim.
What is the genre of Good?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Romance, War.
Who starred in Good?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittaker, Steven Mackintosh, Mark Strong.
What is Good IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.2.
When was Good released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2008-12-11.