Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"The Good Night"

Drama/Fantasy starring Penelope Cruz, Martin Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Simon Pegg, Danny DeVito. Written and directed by Jake Paltrow. The depressingly unfunny tale of the mid-life crisis of an uncaring one-hit-wonder rock star (Freeman) now living in a drab New York City apartment, stuck in a dying relationship with his drab girlfriend (Paltrow and, yes, she is drab) and reduced to writing commercial jingles. The only place this self-absorbed jerk can find happiness is in his dreams where he fantasizes every night about one particular woman (Cruz). A combination of the worst elements of "10" and the superficiality of "The Seven Year Itch." Grade: D

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