Martin Freeman, from the BBC’s The Office, has just the right semi-stunned mug to play a guy sliding into work-and-love loserdom who finds solace from his undermining girlfriend with a dream woman he encounters in his sleep. 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. Sister Gwyneth gets therapeutically hard-ass in the dark-haired role of the bad GF, while Penélope Cruz coos and smolders appropriately as the fantasy femme.
Genre: Comedy, Romance; Starring: Penelope Cruz, Martin Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Danny DeVito; Director: Jake Paltrow; Author: Jake Paltrow; Release Date Limited: 10/05/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 93; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Yari Film Group
Posted October 3 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
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