Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.
Former British pop star Gary Shaller is at a crossroads in his life: his job in New York City is going nowhere, his American wife, Dora, drives him crazy, and he passed his thirtieth birthday four years ago. Add to that his best friend Paul seems to become more successful every time he breathes. Gary is feeling depressed and dejected... until he meets Anna. She's glamorous and smart; she's seductive and witty. Best of all, she's crazy about Gary. Anna is the girl of Gary's dreams...literally. And that's the problem. Gary can only see Anna in his dream life, so he's got to find a way to carry on the most satisfying relationship of his life, in his dreams. His quest for lucid dreaming techniques introduces Gary to some crazy characters who ultimately give him a new perspective on life.Written by
When they're in the new age bookstore, Paul (Simon Pegg) says to Gary (Martin Freeman), "What are we doing in the hobbit hole?" Martin Freeman would go on to play Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit trilogy. See more »
[Melodia on street]
You're making me feel like I have to break up with you- and I don't even know you.
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A not so memorable film that explores reality and fantasy
This film is about an ex pop star being unhappy about life. He has an unsatisfying relationship with his girlfriend. Through controlling his dreams, he escapes from reality to a perfect dream world.
After a promising start, "The Good Night" gets weaker by the minute. Gary and Dora are introduced well, especially highlighting the cracks in their relationship. However, things get worse towards the middle, and in the end the plot does not make sense anymore. The scenes become fragmentary, and heads to a dream like state that no one knows what it is about. Maybe "The Good Night" highlights that a fantasy world is no better than reality? Or the fact that dreams cannot be controlled? Fortunately, Gwyneth Paltrow does a great job in the film, and the scenes are composed well. I still managed to enjoy the film, but I am likely to forget about it very soon.
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