I think something very important is happening and it’s deeply connected to my purpose.
One of my favorite Robert Pattinson roles that I’ve seen him in (I loved the Twilight franchise…even though I wouldn’t consider it great filmmaking, I got caught up in the server so shoot me LOL), but he’s doing a helluva job shedding his “Edward” past by doing all these really great, indie, cerebral arthouse-type films and this was definitely a good one.
Good Time revolves around “Connie,” a young man who is trying to get his mentally-challenged brother “Nick” out of jail after a botched robbery. Pattinson’s performance was so raw and guttural…he definitely enveloped the character…almost on some method acting level. Benny Safdie, who plays “Nick,” was great as well as Taliah Webster, who played “Crystal,” a girl Connie meets on his journey through the underworld of New York City (it got real uncomfortable and creepy at one point SMH).
All the characters were really raw and realistic…the cinematography gave this film a real urban, realistic feel to it…this was no glittery, Hollywood production and that’s what made it so good. The story was fresh and different and really pulled the viewer in…exceptional writing and acting. Overall, a very well done movie that I highly recommend (and we’ve got to give Pattinson some credit because the man can really act). Currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
This place where we are now, it can be a lot of fun if you let it. You’re gonna have a good time.