Caught in an increasingly unhappy relationship, a musician (Martin Freeman) becomes fascinated with a mysterious seductress (Penélope Cruz) who inhabits his dreams.
" The comedy of male midlife angst dates back at least to The Seven-Year Itch, when it was sweet and innocent. Each time it is recycled, it gets more sour and joyless. "
" The Good Night doesn't quite know where to go with this potentially rich, unsettling material. "
" The Good Night has flashes of bookish wit, but never quite recovers from the metronomic monotony of its first half. "
" The sort of movie you forget even as you're watching it. "
" There is a fine idea for a romantic comedy in Jake Paltrow's The Good Night but the writer-director, in his debut feature, never develops it much beyond the idea stage. "
" Jake Paltrow's first feature delves assuredly into the mind of a lost soul who literally encounters the woman of his dreams. "
" The Good Night doesn't quite comfortably synthesize all the notions writer-director Jake Paltrow wants to play with in his feature debut. But the filmmaker's got good taste -- and luck -- in casting. "
" The Good Night takes familiar (embarrassingly familiar) male-angst material and makes it go loop-de-loop, so that the jokes hit you from behind and underneath while the bleakness smacks you in the face. "
" As thin and wispy as a dream you can't quite remember in the morning. "
" Director Jake Paltrow's feature debut has all the hallmarks of an earnest young man's feature debut, and while that is not necessarily a bad thing, I can only imagine that it fit Sundance like a fingerless glove when it had its premiere there. "
" Skimming through comedy, satire and cautionary tale, it's all somewhat vague - exasperatingly so when suggestive artiness seems to have been intended. Not as clever as it thinks. "
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