Flash Movie Review: Good People

Desperation widens the mind’s pool of irrational thoughts. This will send waves to slip up onto logic’s shores. Boy is this true when money is needed to survive. When I was between jobs a long time ago, I was willing to do anything to earn a paycheck to pay my mounting bills. Besides my regular classes I was the go-to sub for other instructors because I had the freest time on my hands. To supplement my income I was always taking small odd jobs like proofreading or delivery service. I remember this one job where I was asked to conduct a yoga demonstration at a grand opening of a hospital’s professional building. The money was good and much needed so I agreed to the event, even though I had some reservations. When I arrived on the opening date I was led to the so-called staging area. They wanted me to stand and perform on a folding table draped in a white tablecloth. As soon as I placed my hand on the table it wobbled from side to side. In addition I was told there was going to be children coming right after their snack time. Without going into the horrific details let me just say I was standing on top of the table in tree pose with kids playing hide-and-go seek under the tablecloth. I thought the money I was earning would have to go for medical bills because I was going to be knocked off my “stage.”    OVER their heads in debt with very little income at present; married couple Anna and Tom Wright, played by Kate Hudson (Bride Wars, The Reluctant Fundamentalist) and James Franco (This is the End, Spider-Man franchise), stared at the bag of money they found in their recently deceased tenant’s apartment. They did not know the money had been stolen. This crime action thriller had a good idea that was executed in a completely bad way. Along with James and Kate in the cast there was Tom Wilkinson (Belle, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as John Halden and Sam Spruell (Defiance, Snow White and the Huntsman) as Jack Witkowski; one would think there would have been a chance of seeing a decent film come out of them. Sorry, this was not the case because the script was atrocious and ridiculous. I only thought Sam’s acting and character was worth my time. Some of the scenes were so far-fetched that I had to laugh; what was everyone thinking they were trying to produce with this movie? In my opinion this was the film the movie studio should have pulled from release.

 

1 1/2 stars

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About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on December 19, 2014, in Thriller and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Sorry, but I had to laugh at your Yoga posting experience… 😀 Glad it went well after all.
    A shame the film is no good. Based on the actors I thought I’d give it a try. Well, you saved me a few $$ so thank you! 🙂

    • Oh really no need to apologize; I can look back at that yoga experience and laugh myself. I am so glad I could save you some money by taking a pass on it. Thanks for coming by and leaving your comments. A happy and healthy holiday to you and yours.

  2. Well, I just watched the trailer. I guess that’s all I need to watch. Thanks! (Also, glad that the table didn’t come crashing down.)

  3. Tree pose on a wobbly table with children playing under the tablecloth….I am still laughing imagining the scene!

  4. I couldn’t help laughing as I read your description of the tree pose. Thanks for the laugh!
    As for movies…sadly, our younger generations are growing up without great movies to compare to, unless they like the classics. This is one movie I will skip…thanks for the review!

    • I am so glad I could provide you with a laugh; everyone could use a laugh a day. You are so right about the younger generation; unless they seek out the classics they will be living with a standard where the bar is at a low level. I am glad I could save you money by skipping this movie and thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comments; I appreciate it.

  5. So am assuming you didn’t get knocked over by the kids.. Ha!!
    Yeah! the film doesn’t sound so interesting.

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