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All Good Things
The perfect love story. Until it became the perfect crime.
"All Good Things" is a love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for an imaginative spellbinding story of family, obsession, love and loss.
Does not include this film.
The story of billionaire and property heir, Robert Durst, is a fascinating one full of twists and unresolved questions which makes this loose retelling of his life and possible murder of his wife all the more disappointing. All Good Things, named after the health food shop the pair opened in the ‘70s, is little more than a TV crime-movie-of-the-week with an A-list cast as Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst struggle to elevate the lacklustre material.
Gosling stars as David Marks (the film remains reasonably faithful to the events but still changes the character names), a troubled man who is heir to a New York property fortune. He marries a young student (Dunst) before she goes missing in 1982 under dubious…
Truth is stranger than fiction, so it's nearly impossible to cram the bizarre facts of Robert Durst's now infamous life into a feature-length drama that doesn't seem needlessly convoluted and unbelievable (even with an "inspired by real events" promise).
So now this dramatization exists as an inessential but interesting companion piece to The Jinx that doesn't totally stand up on its own.
Gosling, Dunst, Langella, this could have been so much better. Mystery, conspiracy and intrigue galore as this take on the life of accused murderer Robert Durst is brought to the screen. Name changes and some very ambiguous overtones provide just enough detail to hook you in. Gosling's mentally unstable protagonist is just that, a nutter. Cross-dressing, killing pooches and numerous others misdemeanors show Gosling as yet again very flexible. Miles away from a heartthrob, this is another of those roles he seems especially keen to do. Outsiders displaying fragile cracks in their psyche and in this case with homicidal tendencies, Gosling does like complex characters.
Set in the seventies with more twists than a pretzel factory, this does need concentration.…
... come to an end. And I wish this movie would have ended sooner, because this is really really bad.
It starts off OK , and I say OK in relation to how it all turns into a hell of a mess. But our love couple never gets lovable, and Ryan Gosling's character David has at least 3 totally different personalities throughout the film without me getting a real grip of why. And the only thing that's "spellbinding" about the story is how they could make it this uninteresting. It didn't bore me though, the slow pace was quite nice and the performances are solid. But it was, what can I say? ... Stupid. Yeah, that's the word I'm looking for. And ugly. It was really ugly looking.
Well, there you have it. A really stupid review. Now I can leave this film behind me and move on.
I finished The Jinx earlier and thought why not check out the fictional film also directed by Andrew Jarecki based on the life of Robert Durst? Here he's called David Marks and played by Ryan Gosling. Compared to the real life Durst that I just saw extensively interviewed for five hours, Gosling's portrayal doesn't seem quite as cold or timid, though most of the film is set during Marks/Durst's younger years which The Jinx didn't cover too much. He's clearly got problems, likely stemming from the fact that he saw his own mother commit suicide, but the film seems to try and tie up his issues too neatly, as if simply witnessing that moment alone made him become a possible…
Ah so that's the story of this durst character. Not a bad little movie. Dunsts and Gosling are both great.
Simply ridiculous. How many more 'jump!' moments could they have crammed into the last 10 minutes of the film? It's not like anything unexpected is happening.
I'm annoyed because I'm pretty sure I've watched this film before - and it's not a terribly good one.
This is the dramatic, we-changed-names-so-we-don't-get-sued version of Robert Durst's life. In this case, reality is stranger - and more interesting - than fiction. I definitely recommend "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst."
Cliff notes for "All Good Things": Ryan Gosling is the best of a middling cast. Frank Langella is probably second best.
so much potential, but lacking a focus.
kirsten dunst is literally so talented it's intoxicating
Cool movie based on Robert Durst's (The Jinx) story.
I loved The Jinx, but this film is a mess. There's too much plot and not enough character development. Maybe this subject matter was best suited for a long-form documentary.
I guess this is based on a true story. The guy is a complete lunatic, and if this is a true story, he is currently living in Florida (of course) as a Real Estate Agent. I think they could have done some better character building in the beginning of the movie to help the audience sympathize with why the girl kept going back to him, because that aspect didn't make much sense to me. Still, this was not a bad Thriller. It seems to be a common theme that people that grow up in super rich families are pretty emotionally messed up, at least that's what I got out of it. The ending was interesting.
Ryan Gosling stars alongside Kirsten Dunst in Andrew Jarecki's based-on-a-true-story account of personal and marital dysfunction.
Gosling's David Marks is a chilling psychopath portrayed with realistic emptiness and terrifying detachment. The still danger of Goslings performance cannot be overstated, nor the palpable terror in Kirsten Dunst's portrayal of Marks' tortured wife, Katie.
Frank Langella plods around as Marks' powerful and domineering father, a wealthy Manhattan real estate mogul. When Marks Snr. convinces his already troubled son to join the family business, the pressure of the lifestyle erodes Marks' artificially calm and debonair demeanor, and reveals the tortured soul hiding underneath.
Ultimately, Marks turns to violence as a way to silence his internal scream.
In places, 'All Good Things' seemed to labour along and cease to hold interest. The plot is unevenly paced and ultimately leads nowhere. Despite fine performances from the actors, and the aesthetic of a major Hollywood production, 'All Good Things' is not a particularly memorable film.
Nowhere near as clever as it thinks it is. On top of that, All Good Things is a weird and horribly disjointed movie that especially comes short in the final part. Instead of telling what might have been an interesting story, director Andrew Jarecki aims for the bigger portrait, but the consequence is an almost laughably bad last part.
Also Ryan Gosling's makeup might just look as ridiculous as that of Leonardo DiCaprio in J. Edgar.
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