Good Time ★★★½

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Lying comes so easy to Connie, played by Robert Pattinson, in Good Time. Every lie and every fuck-up digs him deeper and deeper, but I weirdly started feeling calmer as the movie went on. The chaos is just Connie's state of being during this movie.

The moments when you realize how deeply Connie has fucked up other peoples' lives are kind of beautiful. Not because it's romantic, but because of the look of realization on their faces or the intensity of the situations-- the seriousness, the feeling of impending consequences:

--Crystal's face when the police car door shuts in front of her
--Ray climbing out of the high rise apartment window
--Dash speaking absolute gibberish as he's loaded into the back of the ambulance

These shots made me feel how fucked Connie was.

Connie will probably spend the rest of his life in jail, and Nick will get more appropriate support. I love the last two scenes, of Connie in the back of the police car and Nick in the group activity. He didn't need to say anything, but Pattinson radiates guilt, shock, and acceptance as the camera pans in on his face in the back of the police car.

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