EW Staff
September 14, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Good Night

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
93 minutes
Limited Release Date
10/05/07
performer
Penelope Cruz, Martin Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Danny DeVito
director
Jake Paltrow
distributor
Yari Film Group
author
Jake Paltrow
genre
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a B-

While prepping his feature directorial debut, Jake Paltrow wasn’t keen on sibling synergy — but his sister was. ”I was like, ‘Can I be in it?”’ Gwyneth recalled at Sundance, where the film premiered. ”He kept resisting.” Eventually, she landed a role as the dowdy girlfriend of an ex-pop star (Martin Freeman) so bored he prefers to live in his dreams. ”He becomes obsessed with being fulfilled in his sleep,” says Jake, ”and figures out a way to dedicate himself to that pursuit all the time.” The allure of dreamland? Plain and simple: the stunning Penélope Cruz.

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