Tuesday, June 02, 2009

GOOD DICK - the more you ignore me, the closer I get

Twenty-something writer-director Marianna Palka worked up this shallow, bizarre almost-film in the Sundance labs. At one hour, twenty minutes, with plenty of filler, you get the feeling it might've worked better as a short. As it is, the movie plays as a one note mood piece. Rental video store clerk (Jason Ritter) falls for moody chick who rents porn. He starts stalking her, insinuating himself into her house, but she, understandably, won't sleep with him. No real reason is given their mutual sado-masochism other than a rather cliched, reductive denouement. Overall, lacking in momentum or narrative energy.

GOOD DICK played Sundance 2008 and was released in the UK and USA last October. It is available on DVD.

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